Tag Archive: basic research

Nov 19 2015

Dancing Eyes Brought a Research Team Together

It started at the end of a long day. Jessica Panzer, MD, PhD, then just a few weeks into her pediatric neurology residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was about to go home. Instead, she was called to the emergency room to consult on a 3-year-old girl who could barely walk.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/dancing-eyes-brought-a-research-team-together/

Sep 23 2015

New Research Consortium Aims to Identify Drugs for Pediatric Cancers

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and four other high-profile oncology research programs plus a coordinating center joined the new Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help researchers identify drug candidates for pediatric clinical trials.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-research-consortium-aims-to-identify-drugs-for-pediatric-cancers/

Aug 04 2015

New Ways Needed to Predict, Treat Relapsed Leukemia

Despite advances in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment, between 15 and 20 percent of children who achieve an initial complete remission will relapse. They may need more intensive therapy or alternative approaches, but physicians do not yet have a reliable way of predicting which patients are at high-risk of relapse.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-ways-needed-to-predict-treat-relapsed-leukemia/

Jul 09 2015

Researchers Aim to Find New Pathway Interactions in Colorectal Cancers

Colorectal cancer mainly exists in people older than 50, but it also can occur in young adults who have a genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-aim-to-find-new-pathway-interactions-in-colorectal-cancers/

May 20 2015

Pilot Grant to Support Genetic Eosinophilic Esophagitis Investigation

CHOP’s Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD, recently received a two-year, $140,000 grant to study the genetic underpinnings of the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/pilot-grant-to-support-genetic-eosinophilic-esophagitis-investigation/

May 09 2015

Pathways in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Open New Possibilities

Finding out Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) causes could be extremely important to understanding human development at all levels, which is why Ian Krantz, MD, medical director of the Center for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Related Diagnosis at CHOP, and his colleagues have dedicated the past two decades to research that is piecing together the basic biology of CdLS.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/pathways-in-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-open-new-possibilities/

May 08 2015

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Funds Support Rapid Discovery of New Therapies

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to pediatric cancer research, uses the proceeds from its cookie sales and other fundraising events to provide grants to support the work of scientists at five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/cookies-for-kids-cancer-funds-support-rapid-discovery-of-new-therapies/

May 04 2015

Precision Medicine Trial to Focus on Children With Advanced Cancers

A new research opportunity under development as part of its Project:EveryChild, called Project:EveryChild Pediatric MATCH, aims to use the power of precision medicine to potentially provide investigational therapies for some children with advanced cancers.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/precision-medicine-trial-to-focus-on-children-with-advanced-cancers/

Mar 02 2015

Finding New Genetic Syndrome Ends Medical Odyssey for Families

CHOP medical geneticist and researcher Ian Krantz, MD, has been a tireless detective in his efforts to find out what genetic syndrome could be behind Leta’s constellation of symptoms.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/finding-new-genetic-syndrome-ends-medical-odyssey-families/

Feb 27 2015

CHOP HIV Expert Consulted About Novel Vaccine Study

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s own Philip R. Johnson, MD was consulted for a number of articles about an exciting new HIV vaccine study.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-hiv-expert-consulted-novel-vaccine-study/

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