June 2015

Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun 30 2015

Researchers Pinpoint Mutations in Relapsed Neuroblastoma

neuroblastomaAn 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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Jun 25 2015

Web-based Game Teaches Coping Strategies After Traumatic Event

Coping CoachMillions 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.

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Jun 24 2015

President Obama Appoints CHOP Oncologist to National Cancer Board

cancerPeter 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.

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Jun 23 2015

No Difference in Outcomes for Premature Infants Enrolled in RCTs

premature infantsMany 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.

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Jun 18 2015

Study Seeks to Treat Crohn’s Disease’s Effects on Growth, Bone Density

crohn's diseaseA 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.

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Jun 16 2015

Fear Shouldn’t Drive Policy: CHOP Expert Offers Vaccine Commentary

vaccineNoting “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.”

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