Adolescents and young adults with a history of cancer may seem prepared to handle anything that comes their way and want to move on with their lives. Unfortunately, too often what gets left behind is cancer survivors’ commitment to engaging in long-term follow-up care. As their recommended annual appointment rolls around, they may not be motivated to take it seriously when they’re asymptomatic and feeling fine.
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Four scientists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center received grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to conduct research projects to improve outcomes for children with cancer.
The top private funder of childhood cancer research grants in the U.S., St. Baldrick’s awarded researchers and institutions around the nation a total of $19.1 million this year in what the charitable organization called “its biggest grant cycle of 2018.” In all, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $253 million in childhood cancer research grants since 2005.
Welcome back to our regular roundup of research news from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Now that we are bringing you these updates biweekly, we have an even richer collection of stories to share.
A 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.
Goli Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE, a dual-certified pediatric oncologist and endocrinologist at CHOP, has taken the lead to study endocrinopathies, affecting up to 40 to 60 percent of childhood cancer survivors.