Aug 15 2013

Presentation, Not Treatment, Responsible for Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival

breast cancerResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that shows differences in how breast cancer patients present at diagnosis are more responsible for racial disparities in 5-year survival than treatment disparities.

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Aug 13 2013

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Awards Children’s Hospital More than $650,000

St. Baldrick's FoundationMonrovia, Calif.-based St. Baldrick’s Foundation recently announced $699,186 in grants to one consortium and three cancer researchers at CHOP.

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Aug 1 2013

Obamacare, Wider Health Insurance Access Could Lead to Pediatric Patient Influx

health insuranceSigned into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — contains a number of provisions designed to expand health insurance coverage.

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Jul 30 2013

Mitochondrial Disease Signaling Network Discovered

mitochondrial diseaseChildren’s Hospital researchers recently identified a network of signaling molecules that acts like a “fuse box,” regulating the effects of defective energy flow in mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases.

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Jul 25 2013

Children’s Hospital Researchers Develop Bioengineered Decoy to Improve Gene Therapy

gene therapyGene therapy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have produced a bioengineered decoy that by fooling the immune system prevents it from undermining the benefits delivered by a corrective gene.

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Jul 23 2013

Penn Team Finds Immune Cells Promote Food-Allergy Associated Inflammation

food allergyA team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in Nature Medicine that sheds light on food allergy-associated inflammation.

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Jul 19 2013

CHOP Cancer Experts Awarded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grants

Alex's Lemonade StandAs part of its mission to find “a cure for all children with cancer,” Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation recently announced more than $7 million in new grants to researchers around the country, including four at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Children’s Hospital investigators Garrett Brodeur, MD, Michael Hogarty, MD, Richard Aplenc, MD, and Robert Schnepp, MD, PhD, all received grants from the organization, for a total of $800,000 in cancer research funding.

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Jul 18 2013

CHOP Immune Therapy Trial Highlighted by Association of American Medical Colleges

Immune TherapyOn its research advocacy blog Research Means Hope, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently highlighted an innovative immune therapy trial led by researchers from CHOP and Penn that led to the dramatic recovery of one young patient.

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