The 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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A new genetic study offers glimpses into how scientists might use gene-sequencing data to customize pediatric patients’ cancer treatments.
Tom 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.
According 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.
CHOP’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.
A 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.
It’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.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and China-based BGI-Shenzhen are now collaborating on research into next-generation sequencing to analyze pediatric brain tumors.
We had to share — check out this amazing Focus Forward film on the recent T cell therapy treatment!
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.