It’s time to say goodbye to summer and settle into days with a little more structure (and a little less humidity). It’s also Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a special time to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research and recognize the researchers who work toward discovering causes and developing treatments. In this week’s research news roundup, learn how scientists in our Cancer Center contributed to the approval of a new cancer drug to treat solid and brain tumors, join us in welcoming our new Chief of Infectious Diseases, learn about new discoveries into stress resilience, and more.
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Microbes, monitors, and miraculous medicine converge in this week’s roundup of research-related headlines at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Keep reading to learn more about new concerns for commercially available baby monitors reported by our researchers, one family’s inspirational story of resilience and recovery after their baby daughter battled a brain tumor, and exciting upcoming events in the CHOP community, including the fifth annual symposium for microbiome 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.”
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.
At 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.
Recent 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?
Shana 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.
A 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.
Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD, has been appointed to the leadership position of chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Tom 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.