Category Archive: Cancer

Sep 12 2014

Researchers Explore Girls’ Response to Breast Cancer Risk

breast cancerThis is the first generation where women are routinely tested for genetic mutations that may increase their risk for breast cancer. They are also increasingly aware of the implications of their cancer history and genetic testing results on their daughters.

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Dec 9 2013

Groundbreaking Leukemia Research Featured at ASH Annual Meeting

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s groundbreaking leukemia research was on display at the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Held in New Orleans, the ASH Annual Meeting brought together approximately 20,000 researchers, clinicians, and industry representatives, with data from more than 5,300 abstracts presented.  

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Sep 12 2013

Experimental Program Seeks to Preserve Cancer Patients’ Fertility

cancerKids who survive cancer may face a variety of physical and emotional challenges as a result of their treatment. One of these is the possibility of infertility following cancer treatment.

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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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Aug 15 2013

Presentation, Not Treatment, Responsible for Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival

breast cancerResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that shows differences in how breast cancer patients present at diagnosis are more responsible for racial disparities in 5-year survival than treatment disparities.

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Jul 18 2013

CHOP Immune Therapy Trial Highlighted by Association of American Medical Colleges

Immune TherapyOn its research advocacy blog Research Means Hope, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently highlighted an innovative immune therapy trial led by researchers from CHOP and Penn that led to the dramatic recovery of one young patient.

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