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The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation Names
Fredericksburg Region
Mobile Lab Medical Director

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation announced today that Dr. Jiyeon
Becker has been selected as the Medical Director for the Fredericksburg Regional Mobile Lab Project. The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation's Mobile Lab will serve Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Patients in the City of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties.

Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation's Director of Development, Alec Oughton, says, "A cancer diagnosis affects every aspect of a family's life. This project will give families more control over one small component of their child's care, easing some of their burden and drastically reducing the time and exposure typically required for routine lab work." Oughton continued, "As far as I know, it is the first project of its kind specifically serving this patient population."

Dr. Jiyeon Becker comes to the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation with a background in pediatrics and hematology/oncology. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia and attended the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Becker did her internship, residency, and a one year clinical fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Becker works at Preferred Pediatrics with owner Dr. Linda Purcell, who is providing much of the needed equipment for the project. Dr. Becker is married with four children: Jamie, Katie, Morgan, and Chloe and has served on the foundation's board of directors since 2008.

"I have watched the Oughton's vision for the foundation develop over the years," Dr. Becker says. "I am delighted to be a key part of their first clinical project."

The Mobile Lab Project is expected to serve over 100 children per year.

The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation is committed to helping Fredericksburg Area families fighting pediatric cancer by providing clinical, psycho-social, wellness, financial, and logistical support. To learn more about the Mobile Lab Project or other services provided by the foundation, please call 888-900-GOCF (4623) or visit our website at


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