Category Archive: Cancer Center

Feb 26 2018

John Maris, MD, Receives National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

Long before he entered medical school, John M. Maris, MD, pediatric oncologist and the recent recipient of the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award, became captivated by the mysteries of neuroblastoma. A cancer of the peripheral (not brain) nervous system, neuroblastoma accounts for 7 percent of all childhood cancers and 15 percent of all childhood cancer deaths.

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Oct 9 2017

From Baking to Biomedicine: Nick Pautler Won’t Let ALL Define Him

Editor’s Note: This occasional blog series features stories of CHOP research heroes who have participated in clinical research studies. Without the generosity and dedication of families, patients, and members of the public who take the time to be a part of research, many trials would not succeed.

Nick Pautler, a biomedical engineering student at the University of Delaware, can tell you how a lot of things work – from the microbial science behind baking sourdough bread, to the intricacy of model railroads, to the way that an army of re-engineered T-cells worked hard to fight the cancer cells in his body this past year.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

CHOP Research In the NewsEvery week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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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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Mar 30 2015


CANCERThe history of our understanding and approach to cancer are at the center of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns.

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Nov 12 2014

CHOP Research Leader Named to Brain Tumor Panel

CURRAN2_NER_0850A pediatric brain tumor expert and Deputy Scientific Director of the Research Institute, Dr. Curran was one of seventeen volunteers appointed to the PBTF’s newly created Research Advisory Network.

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Aug 29 2013

Proton Therapy Offers New, Precise Cancer Treatment for Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

proton therapyProton therapy, which uses high-energy subatomic particles, may offer a precise, organ-sparing treatment option for children with high-risk forms of neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumor of early childhood.

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