Category Archive: Division of Oncology

Jun 27 2018

Stephen P. Hunger, MD, Receives Prestigious George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award

Stephen P. Hunger, MD

Stephen P. Hunger, MD, has received numerous honors throughout his decorated career. However, winning the George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) had particularly special meaning to the chief of the Division of Oncology and director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Recognized internationally in the field of pediatric leukemia clinical care and research, Dr. George R. Buchanan— past president of ASPHO and a renowned pediatric hematology physician-researcher — was very supportive of Dr. Hunger early in his career.

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Sep 30 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Era of Genetics, Grant Awards, Texting Cancer Survivors, Baby Teeth and Autism

CHOP Research NewsA new month is about to begin, so it seems fitting that this week’s research highlights have lots of “new” initiatives that we’re excited to report.

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Sep 6 2016

New Neuroblastoma Research Scholars Program Supports Young Scientist

EVAN_Foundation_cropYoung scientists may have passion and brilliant ideas, but unfortunately, they often do not add up to federal funding dollars. This is particularly problematic in pediatric cancer research, which receives just 4 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s $4.95 billion budget.

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Jul 8 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Asthma Insurance and Monitoring, Cancer Survivors’ Endocrine Abnormalities

CHOP Research NewsMany research projects aim to keep things on track, from healthcare expenditures to patients’ long-term health. Make certain that you know of the research happenings this week at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia by reading on for more highlights.

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Feb 16 2016

New CHOP Investigator Combines Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics

bioinformaticsDr. Tan, a cancer genomics and bioinformatics researcher, joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in January. Within weeks of his arrival, Vice President Joe Biden launched the cancer “moonshot” initiative during a visit with cancer researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and CHOP at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center.

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Feb 12 2016

CHOP Research In The News: Teaching About Human Milk, Teen Depression

CHOP Research In the NewsImproving exclusive human milk feedings for NICU infants is a major public health issue in India, where Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Breastfeeding and Lactation Program, spent two weeks teaching nurses and physicians about human milk and implementation of her 10 Step Model for Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Hospitals.

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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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May 8 2015

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Funds Support Rapid Discovery of New Therapies

Cookies for Kids' CancerCookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to pediatric cancer research, uses the proceeds from its cookie sales and other fundraising events to provide grants to support the work of scientists at five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers.

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Apr 20 2015

Genomic Sequencing Helps Scientists Trace High-risk Leukemia Relapse

leukemiaStephen Hunger, MD and a team of researchers used highly sensitive deep sequencing techniques to see how genetic changes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells evolve from diagnosis to remission and relapse.

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Feb 6 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

vaccinationWhile influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

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