Tag Archive: Oncology

Sep 18 2018

Studying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Leukemia: Q&A with Richard Aplenc, MD

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the second most common leukemia in children, affects different populations of pediatric patients in different ways. With the support of a new Epidemiology Grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, assistant vice president and chief clinical research officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is leading a powerful research project based on the automated extraction of data to learn more about racial and ethnic disparities observed in African American children with AML.

“We’ve known for a long time that African American children do worse with treatment for acute myeloid leukemia than non-African American children,” Dr. Aplenc said. “But we’ve never really understood why that is, and there are a lot of different possibilities.”

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Sep 7 2018

In the News: Parents Magazine, EC Approval of CAR T-Cell Therapy, Impulsive Behavior in Teens

Along with the start of school and settling into new routines, September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: a special time to support cancer research and care for patients and families impacted by the disease. Fittingly, this week’s roundup of research news highlights the remarkable impact our oncologists have made for children with cancer around the world. And on top of that, we highlight new findings that challenge the traditional notion of the teen years as a reckless time of risky behavior.

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Apr 20 2018

Emily Whitehead Anniversary, Buchanan Lectureship, Hyundai Young Investigators, Yi Xing, New York Auto Show

Cars, computational biology, and cancer advances are all featured in this week’s roundup of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research news, as our investigators received recognition at places as far as the New York International Auto Show, and as close as our hospital’s own Seacrest Studios. Read on to learn more about new awards from Hyundai’s nonprofit organization, Hope on Wheels, the Emily Whitehead Foundation’s generous gift to our Cancer Immunotherapy Frontier Program, and more!

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Nov 3 2017

Weight and CHD, Tumor Biology, I-ACT Grant, Mitochondrial Disease Guidelines

As the November chill settles in, warm up to new scientific discoveries and novel projects for improving children’s health from our researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In our roundup of research headlines, we share the latest findings on the biology of pediatric low-grade gliomas – the most common childhood brain tumor – congratulate Christopher Forrest, MD, in his role as co-investigator of a new FDA-funded clinical trials network, and give you the highlights on two new papers from researchers in mitochondrial medicine and cardiology.

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Jun 28 2017

U.S. News National Survey Ranks CHOP Specialty Areas in Top Ten

Three cheers for our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia team for once again achieving outstanding rankings in the U.S. News & World Report 11th annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings. CHOP earned second place on the Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to pediatric centers that deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties.

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May 19 2017

Sports Medicine Research Award, Concussion Research Collaboration, Stephan Grupp, PAS Meeting, Type 1.5 Diabetes

CHOP Research In the NewsOur latest research news roundup carries a hint of summer and exciting new beginnings.

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Mar 30 2015

Watch CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

CANCERThe history of our understanding and approach to cancer are at the center of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns.

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Apr 10 2013

CHOP Leads ‘Dream Team’ as Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Take Aim at Children’s Cancers

dream teamA physician-researcher from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” solely focused on creating new treatments for the most challenging childhood cancers.

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Mar 20 2013

CHOP Investigator Sheds Light on Effects of Sequestration on Cancer Research

SequestrationCHOP’s Peter Adamson, MD, who heads the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest organization in the world dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research, was recently interviewed by journalist Paul Goldberg for the March 15 issue of The Cancer Letter.

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