September 2015

Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 29 2015

MOMS Study Suggests Candidates, Timing for Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery

Fetal spina bifida surgery to repair myelomeningocele is a remarkable and intricate procedure performed before birth. If untreated, spinal cord damage from amniotic fluid exposure is progressive during gestation.

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Sep 24 2015

Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder of the Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention, weighs in on why injury prevention cannot use a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

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Sep 23 2015

New Research Consortium Aims to Identify Drugs for Pediatric Cancers

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and four other high-profile oncology research programs plus a coordinating center joined the new Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help researchers identify drug candidates for pediatric clinical trials.

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Sep 22 2015

Vs. Cancer and CBTTC a Winning Team for Childhood Brain Tumor Research

Young Boy Playing BaseballFrom pitchers and catchers to fast base runners and big hitters, baseball rosters need a diverse range of skills, but to achieve victory, individual players need to work together. Such dedication to collaboration also is a winning game plan when patients, clinicians, researchers, and donors team up to accelerate the study of childhood brain tumors.

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Sep 10 2015

New Gene Variants Found in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

inflammatory bowel diseaseMelding together genomics technology, disease patterns, immunology, and microbiology, physician-scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are finding new and individualized therapies for patients with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease.

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Sep 9 2015

Cancer Survivor Sees Big Picture of Childhood Cancer Research

cancer_survivor_studySome summers are unforgettable. While her days were not always sunny during the summer of 2005, it is a time that remains close to Raine Talley’s heart as a cancer survivor. Toward the end of second grade, it seemed like Talley could not get rid of a terrible cold, but the illness dragging her down turned out to be acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

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Sep 8 2015

Expanding Clinical Teams’ Communication Skills When Sharing Care Plans

care plansDr. Walter received a Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award to investigate the effectiveness of an interprofessional communication training program designed to improve clinical teams’ collaboration in creating care plans.

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