Category Archive: Cancer

Jul 3 2013

CHOP Cancer Expert Garrett Brodeur Honored with Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture

BrodeurThe American Society of Clinical Oncology will confer one of its highest awards on Garrett M. Brodeur, MD, who will receive the Pediatric Oncology Award and deliver the Pediatric Oncology Lecture.

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Apr 2 2013

AACR Academy Inaugurates Tom Curran, PhD, FRS into First Class of Fellows

AACR AcademyTom Curran, PhD, FRS, Deputy Scientific Director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, will be formally inducted into the AACR Academy on April 5 in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 26 2013

Advanced Cell Therapy Eliminates Aggressive Leukemia in Two Children

leukemiaAccording to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia achieved a complete response after being treated with an innovative cell therapy.

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Mar 20 2013

CHOP Investigator Sheds Light on Effects of Sequestration on Cancer Research

SequestrationCHOP’s Peter Adamson, MD, who heads the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest organization in the world dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research, was recently interviewed by journalist Paul Goldberg for the March 15 issue of The Cancer Letter.

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Jan 24 2013

Study Shows Neuroblastoma Evolves Rapidly, Limiting Treatment Targets

neuroblastomaA recent genomic study of neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges of treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the researchers found relatively few recurrent gene mutations — mutations that would suggest new targets for neuroblastoma treatment. Instead, the investigators have refocused on how neuroblastoma tumors evolve in response to medicine and other factors.

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Jan 23 2013

Cellie Cancer Coping Kit: It’s Much More Than a Toy

Cellie Cancer Coping KitIt’s Cellie! To be more specific, it’s the Cellie Cancer Coping Kit, a tool designed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers to help children and their families manage the physical and emotional challenges associated with cancer treatment. In addition to Cellie, the namesake plush toy — or critter, as some of the researchers who work with Cellie call it — the kit also includes a pack of “cancer coping cards” and a booklet for caregivers.

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Dec 12 2012

A Year in Review

The holiday season is once again upon us! While it’s a time for family and friends to gather, indulge in traditions, and celebrate this season of giving, it’s also hard to believe another year has passed.

In another “I can’t believe it’s already here” tradition, the new edition of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s annual report is now available! The 2012 Research Annual Report details some of the many discoveries and accomplishments made at the Research Institute during fiscal year 2012. The report is available both as a PDF and as an interactive Web site.

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