Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dec 8 2015

Latest Findings Add Insight Into Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy

cancerResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported their latest results from their studies of an investigational personalized cell therapy for a highly aggressive form of cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Dec 3 2015

Study Gives New Insights Into Genetic Predisposition to Neuroblastoma

NeuroblastomaPediatric oncology researchers have narrowed down a culprit in an aggressive form of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma that makes the disease progress once tumors form.

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Dec 2 2015

Educational Intervention Decreases Mean Girls’ Relational Aggression

Mean_GirlsRelational aggression, such as using gossip and social exclusion to harm others, is all too common among preadolescent and adolescent girls. A new study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that educational interventions including problem-solving skills and leadership opportunities can help, with lasting effects.

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Dec 1 2015

Drugs May Be What’s the Matter With White Matter in HIV

Some of the neurological and psychiatric complications associated with HIV may be side effects of the medications that control the virus, and not caused by the virus itself, according to a new study from researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Nov 25 2015

CChIPS Grateful for a Decade of Innovation in Child Safety

CChIPSIn the 10 years that the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has been on the road to improving child safety, the unique collaboration between industry members, academia, and government has reached many milestones, which are being celebrated with a special anniversary report and timeline.

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Nov 23 2015

Girls in Families With Breast Cancer Risk Well-Adjusted

breast cancerThe LEGACY Girls Study, a study taking place across five sites in North America, is the first to focus on preadolescent girls growing up in families with breast cancer risk.

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Nov 19 2015

Dancing Eyes Brought a Research Team Together

T-cells attacking cancer cell illustration of microscopic photosIt started at the end of a long day. Jessica Panzer, MD, PhD, then just a few weeks into her pediatric neurology residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was about to go home. Instead, she was called to the emergency room to consult on a 3-year-old girl who could barely walk.

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Nov 11 2015

New Growth Charts for Down Syndrome a Tall Order

Portrait of beautiful girlPediatricians have long known that children with Down syndrome grow differently than typical children, but the last growth charts for children with Down syndrome were developed almost 30 years ago.

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Nov 9 2015

Teens Receive Inconsistent Emergency Care After Sexual Assault

TeenAssaultAbout 10 percent of high school girls and half as many high school boys report that they have been sexually assaulted in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveys.

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Nov 5 2015

Research Tech Raises Awareness About Bone Marrow Donation

Bone marrow stem cellsIt only took 10 minutes during Harold “Reed” Salmons’ lunch break to sign up and save a man’s life. A Be The Match recruiter performed a quick cheek swab to collect Salmons’ cells and sent them for testing as a potential match for future bone marrow transplant recipients. Salmons hoped that his molecular match was out there somewhere.

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