The War on Childhood Cancer, By Bryce Neier

Cancer is diagnosed in about 14 in 100,000 children in the United States every year, and for every one of those patients and families, the diagnosis can seem catastrophic. The most common types of cancer in younger children are lymphoma, brain cancer, and leukemia, with incidences of bone cancer becoming more prevalent into the teenage years. Research into childhood diseases is an ongoing process, and finding a pediatric oncologist who understands the latest treatments is paramount when families learn of a diagnosis.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the first institution to specialize exclusively in childhood diseases. Focusing on cancer research and treatment, the hospital tends to 260 children each day and about 7,800 patients every year. The hospital’s research efforts and lifesaving procedures come at a cost of about $1.7 million per day, which is primarily subsidized by contributions from the public. More information, including instructions on how to contribute, can be found at the hospital’s website, http://www.stjude.org.

About Byce Neier: In addition to owning his own private law practice, Bryce Neier is an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund. He is a frequent contributor to charities that benefit children, including Smile Train, ChildFund (formerly Children’s Fund), and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Author: Bryce Neier

Attorney Bryce Neier practices through his private firm, The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Focused on issues that strongly effect families, Neier has chosen to center his practice on complex divorce proceedings and child custody issues, and involves himself in many aspects of civil rights litigation. He regularly contributes his time to the Alliance Defense Fund to help protect concepts such as religious freedom and traditional family values. Neier brings real-world experience to the table outside of the legal field. Prior to attending law school, Bryce Neier, a nominee to the United States Military Academy at West Point, attended Stetson University on an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance, Neier served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for five years. He received both an Army Achievement Medal and an Army Commendation Medal and attained the rank of Captain before leaving active duty to pursue a legal career. A member of the North Carolina State Bar, Neier completed his Juris Doctor through Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, North Carolina. With professional experience spanning two decades, Neier began his career during his final year of law school when he served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the District of South Carolina. Upon the completion of his degree, he was appointed to an Assistant Public Defender position in the state of North Carolina. He later went on to practice as an Associate at the Law Office of H. Terry Hutchens; from there he went on to practice as a Partner at The Law Firm of Brown and Neier. Bryce Neier attends Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Neier also regularly contributes to multiple charities including the ChildFund, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Smile Train Inc., an organization that helps to provide cleft lip and palate surgeries for children in developing countries.

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