Tag Archive: pediatric cancer

Jun 27 2018

Stephen P. Hunger, MD, Receives Prestigious George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award

Stephen P. Hunger, MD

Stephen P. Hunger, MD, has received numerous honors throughout his decorated career. However, winning the George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) had particularly special meaning to the chief of the Division of Oncology and director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Recognized internationally in the field of pediatric leukemia clinical care and research, Dr. George R. Buchanan— past president of ASPHO and a renowned pediatric hematology physician-researcher — was very supportive of Dr. Hunger early in his career.

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Apr 4 2017

Each Patient Specimen in Cancer Center Biorepository is a Gift of Knowledge

biorepositoryChildhood cancer still has its mysteries. Every specimen stored in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research Biorepository, however, is a precious piece of the puzzle: a gift of knowledge made possible by a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia patient’s desire to help drive breakthroughs.

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Sep 9 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Cancer Moonshot, Why Children Get Cancer, and a Push for Vaccination

CHOP Research In the NewsWelcome back to our weekly roundup of pediatric research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This week, as many students head back to school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is strengthening its advocacy to protect individual and public health by calling for an end to nonmedical exemptions from school vaccine requirements.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

CHOP Research In the NewsEvery week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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Feb 25 2016

CHOP Big Data Center Visits White House for Precision Medicine Summit

precision medicineToday at the White House, President Obama welcomed guests, including Adam Resnick, PhD, representing The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, for a morning of remarks and discussions about what the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) has achieved to date, and how it can take the next steps into the new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person.

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Feb 5 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Triple-Threat Cancer Gene, Autism and Faces

CHOP Research In the NewsCancer genetics and collaboration were big themes in this week’s news featuring research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Check out our weekly summary of some of the developments this first week of February.  

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Feb 2 2016

Scientists Discover a Better ALK Inhibitor to Treat Neuroblastoma

neuroblastomaPediatric cancer researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia believe they have succeeded in their search for a powerful next-generation drug for neuroblastoma tumors with mutations in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene associated with the cancer.

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Jan 15 2016

CHOP Launches First of its Kind Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) welcomes Vice President Biden today as he visits Philadelphia and the Abramson Cancer Center to launch the White House’s “Moonshot” cancer cures initiative outlined in the State of the Union address.

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Sep 23 2015

New Research Consortium Aims to Identify Drugs for Pediatric Cancers

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and four other high-profile oncology research programs plus a coordinating center joined the new Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help researchers identify drug candidates for pediatric clinical trials.

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Sep 2 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

JAMAAdvances in genomic sequencing hold enormous opportunities for more precise diagnosis of pediatric cancer and then targeting therapies toward the genetic alterations that are driving individuals’ disease.

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