August 2013

Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 29 2013

Proton Therapy Offers New, Precise Cancer Treatment for Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

proton therapyProton therapy, which uses high-energy subatomic particles, may offer a precise, organ-sparing treatment option for children with high-risk forms of neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumor of early childhood.

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Aug 22 2013

Techniques to Prevent Lung Injury in Premature Infants Less Effective than Expected

Lung InjuryA neonatologist at CHOP led a new study showing current non-invasive techniques for respiratory support are less effective than previously thought in reducing severe lung injury in very premature infants.

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Aug 15 2013

Presentation, Not Treatment, Responsible for Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival

breast cancerResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that shows differences in how breast cancer patients present at diagnosis are more responsible for racial disparities in 5-year survival than treatment disparities.

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Aug 1 2013

Obamacare, Wider Health Insurance Access Could Lead to Pediatric Patient Influx

health insuranceSigned into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — contains a number of provisions designed to expand health insurance coverage.

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