May 2014

Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 8 2014

Rare Disease Study Could Broaden Tumor Development Understanding

tumor developmentDr. Kalish recently received an award from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to investigate tumor development associated with the rare childhood overgrowth disease Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome.

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May 7 2014

Prophylactic Antibiotics Cut Rate of Repeat UTIs in Half

Prophylactic AntibioticsThe use of prophylactic antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections associated with vesicoureteral reflux has been controversial, and a multisite clinical trial that The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia participated in is adding to the debate.

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May 6 2014

Blocking Paths to Resistance to T Cell Therapy for B-ALL

B-ALLCHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR), has begun a unique collaboration that will contribute to scientific understanding of how immunotherapy can improve the survival of children with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) that resists standard therapy.

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May 5 2014

Patient Engagement Study Set to Inform National Policy

Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.

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May 2 2014

CRISSP Alumna Finds Future Career Path Through Internship

CRISSPCHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) provides full-time mentored research experience to future leaders in the biomedical sciences, with a special emphasis on advancing laboratory, clinical, behavioral, and translational pediatric research.

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