August 2015

Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 27 2015

Research, Clinical Care Combine to Improve Childhood Arthritis

When children with multiple swollen joints come to the Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease for treatment, and then a few weeks later they are back on the field playing sports, their energy is contagious for pediatric rheumatologist Pamela Weiss, MD MSCE.

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Aug 20 2015

Vismodegib’s Activity Tested in Medulloblastoma Subgroups

medulloblastomaTom Curran, PhD, FRS, of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, contributed to an article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology assessing the efficacy of a drug called vismodegib (Erivedge) in a subgroup of patients with recurrent medulloblastoma.

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Aug 11 2015

PEDSnet Awarded $8.6 Million to Support Clinical Data Research Network

PEDSnetPEDSnet, a patient-centered clinical data research network led by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, received $8.6 million in funding to continue its discovery and implementation of new ways to provide the best care and outcomes for children.

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Aug 6 2015

Home Plate Study Hits the Ground Running on Healthy Food Prep

healthy foodSenbagam Virudachalam MD, MSHP, faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab, is leading a three-year study to test a community-based intervention that helps parents of toddlers practice healthy food preparation.

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Aug 4 2015

New Ways Needed to Predict, Treat Relapsed Leukemia

leukemiaDespite advances in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment, between 15 and 20 percent of children who achieve an initial complete remission will relapse. They may need more intensive therapy or alternative approaches, but physicians do not yet have a reliable way of predicting which patients are at high-risk of relapse.

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