Tag Archive: Brain Tumor

Jul 6 2018

Eaise Family Rallies for Brain Tumor Research

Debbie Eaise remembers the day her 18-year-old son, Kevin, walked onto the University of Pennsylvania campus where he is set to play for the Penn Quakers baseball team this fall. From Meiklejohn Stadium, Penn’s home field, you can pitch a baseball and reach Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said Debbie — a proximity so palpable that she could see the change in her son’s face and sense his comfort level at ease while he toured his future school.

As her husband, Kevin Sr., and others have noted, Kevin has come full circle. It was right there on the Penn-CHOP campus, after all, with its skyline of medical buildings, that Kevin and his family’s life changed inextricably, ushering in what Debbie describes as their “new normal.”

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Apr 24 2018

Life After Childhood Cancer: Q&A With Matthew Hocking, PhD

After surviving cancer, getting back into the rhythms of childhood or adolescence can be a challenge. From school, to a social life, to settling into independence, the impact of cancer often lingers beyond just the period of treatment, and it affects both the body and the brain.

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May 27 2015

Award Celebrates CHOP Expert’s Brain Tumor Research

brain tumorAt the 13th Annual Dream & Promise Gala, set to be held tonight in New York, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation will honor Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, with the 2015 Fred J. Epstein, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award.

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May 21 2015

Research Needed to Address Unique Health Needs of Adolescents With HIV

HIVRecent data has shown that AIDS-related mortality declined from 2005 to 2012 for adults and children, adolescent mortality has increased by 50 percent. What is creating such a huge equity gap in treatment for adolescents?

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May 14 2015

The Brain is Important: CHOP Expert Discusses False Brain Tumor Syndrome

brain tumorShana E. McCormack, MD, recently featured on Pediatric Research’s “Pediapod” podcast spoke about her review of pseudotumor cerebri syndrome, also known as false brain tumor, in which patients experience the symptoms of a brain tumor despite not having one.

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Nov 12 2014

CHOP Research Leader Named to Brain Tumor Panel

CURRAN2_NER_0850A pediatric brain tumor expert and Deputy Scientific Director of the Research Institute, Dr. Curran was one of seventeen volunteers appointed to the PBTF’s newly created Research Advisory Network.

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Apr 2 2013

AACR Academy Inaugurates Tom Curran, PhD, FRS into First Class of Fellows

AACR AcademyTom 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.

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