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September 4, 2014 in 2-year, Alumni, Articles

Kane and his family

We are sad to announce that Kane Wolf, son of 2002 2-year program Alum and Yahnundasis Golf Club superintendent Matt Wolf, has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Kane was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma on August 26th, 2014.

He is a smart, loving, sports crazy little boy who lives with his family in Central New York. He has a big sister and a little brother who love him with all their hearts.


Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body. Neuroblastoma most commonly arises in and around the adrenal glands, which have similar origins to nerve cells and sit atop the kidneys. However, neuroblastoma can also develop in other areas of the abdomen and in the chest, neck and near the spine, where groups of nerve cells exist. Neuroblastoma most commonly affects children age 5 or younger, though it may rarely occur in older children. There is very little known about why Neuroblastoma occurs, or about what factors increase the risk for occurrence. 7 out of 10 cases are not diagnosed until the disease has spread to other parts of the body. Neuroblastoma accounts for approximately 8-10% of all childhood cancer diagnoses. This very rare childhood cancer has only 600 new cases per year in the United States or equivalent to 1 in every 100,000 children. There is no known cure for relapsed Neuroblastoma.

Kane’s treatment plans include starting with 6 months of chemotherapy, radiation, then an extended hospital stay. He will have to be driven an hour from home to Syracuse for treatment every week, because it is the closest children’s cancer hospital in the area. It’s going to be a long, scary and exhausting battle for him and all of his loved ones.

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