Category Archive: Cancer

Dec 9 2012

Leukemia Patient Cancer-Free After Novel Treatment With Engineered Immune Cells

Emma relapses with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Dr. Stephen Grupp's patient, Emma, relapses with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in April 2011.

Cancer therapy for children has come a long way over the last several decades, and the cure rate for some forms of pediatric cancer is at an all-time high. Although this success rate offers tremendous hope and optimism, there are some children whose disease fails to respond to conventional treatment, leaving doctors to explore novel ways to conquer cancer.

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Dec 6 2012

CHOP Researchers Identify Two Gene Mutations Linked to Neuroblastoma

NeuroblastomaFor decades, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have worked to better understand and treat neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve tissue.Neuroblastoma is frequently aggressive, causing approximately 12 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. In high-risk forms of the disease, the cancer tends to return after initial treatment, often with deadly results.

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