Tag Archive: pediatric cancer

Apr 04 2017

Each Patient Specimen in Cancer Center Biorepository is a Gift of Knowledge

Childhood cancer still has its mysteries. Every specimen stored in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research Biorepository, however, is a precious piece of the puzzle: a gift of knowledge made possible by a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia patient’s desire to help drive breakthroughs.

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Sep 09 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Cancer Moonshot, Why Children Get Cancer, and a Push for Vaccination

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of pediatric research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This week, as many students head back to school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is strengthening its advocacy to protect individual and public health by calling for an end to nonmedical exemptions from school vaccine requirements.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

Every week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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Feb 25 2016

CHOP Big Data Center Visits White House for Precision Medicine Summit

Today at the White House, President Obama welcomed guests, including Adam Resnick, PhD, representing The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, for a morning of remarks and discussions about what the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) has achieved to date, and how it can take the next steps into the new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person.

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Feb 05 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Triple-Threat Cancer Gene, Autism and Faces

Cancer genetics and collaboration were big themes in this week’s news featuring research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Check out our weekly summary of some of the developments this first week of February.  

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Feb 02 2016

Scientists Discover a Better ALK Inhibitor to Treat Neuroblastoma

Pediatric cancer researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia believe they have succeeded in their search for a powerful next-generation drug for neuroblastoma tumors with mutations in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene associated with the cancer. Based on their preclinical findings, they are fast-tracking the launch of a clinical trial this year. Usually appearing …

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Jan 15 2016

CHOP Launches First of its Kind Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b)

By Adam Resnick, PhD, and Phillip “Jay” Storm, MD The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) welcomes Vice President Biden today as he visits Philadelphia and the Abramson Cancer Center to launch the White House’s “Moonshot” cancer cures initiative outlined in the State of the Union address. While here, he will meet with various UPenn and …

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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.

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Sep 02 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

Advances in genomic sequencing hold enormous opportunities for more precise diagnosis of pediatric cancer and then targeting therapies toward the genetic alterations that are driving individuals’ disease.

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Jun 30 2015

Researchers Pinpoint Mutations in Relapsed Neuroblastoma

An international collaboration of researchers has identified several progressive series of mutations that occur in tumor cells responsible for aggressive subsets of neuroblastoma that relapse after chemotherapy.

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