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A pediatric cancer diagnosis impacts every area of a family’s life. At times, non-medical factors get in the way of patients successfully accessing the treatment they need. For other patients, a cancer diagnosis results in extreme emotional turmoil. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia oncology social worker Chelsea Keeler, MSW, LSW, was featured on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s podcast discussing these issues. Topics included the growing field of psychosocial care for pediatric patients, how psychosocial care differs between children and young adult populations, advancements in technology that have improved how support is provided around the world, and the role of a psychosocial team and their relationship with patients and families.