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.
Monthly Archive: June 2015
Millions of children will likely experience some kind of unexpected traumatic event, from car crashes to natural disasters to medical emergencies. Many will struggle with psychological challenges during recovery, and parents and physicians may not know how to help them cope emotionally after such frightening episodes.
Peter C. Adamson, MD, a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Many families of premature infants quickly become familiar with a powerful research tool called a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Neonatologists may invite them to participate in RCTs, as they investigate ways to help prevent, treat, and manage the myriad complications that can occur when these babies’ organs are not ready for life outside their mothers’ wombs.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endicronology & Metabolism shows a drug approved to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis leads to “rapid improvements” in bone density and structure.
Noting “vaccine-preventable diseases remain a significant threat to children’s health,” in a recent editorial The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, calls for “ongoing vigilance.”
Adolescent medicine physician at CHOP, Alison Culyba, MD, MPH, is pursuing research to understand the factors against interpersonal violence and find ways to help support youth in urban environments.
Many newly licensed teen drivers do not know how to drive, according to a study by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Marcus continues to find practicing sleep medicine extremely gratifying because she often sees how diagnosing sleep problems and then recommending appropriate therapies can make a huge difference in patients’ and families’ lives.
Goli Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE, a dual-certified pediatric oncologist and endocrinologist at CHOP, has taken the lead to study endocrinopathies, affecting up to 40 to 60 percent of childhood cancer survivors.