Category Archive: Cancer

Jul 03 2013

CHOP Cancer Expert Garrett Brodeur Honored with Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture

The American Society of Clinical Oncology will confer one of its highest awards on Garrett M. Brodeur, MD, who will receive the Pediatric Oncology Award and deliver the Pediatric Oncology Lecture.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-cancer-expert-garrett-brodeur-honored-with-pediatric-oncology-award-and-lecture/

Apr 23 2013

Genetic Study Suggests Fine-Tuning Drugs for Pediatric Brain Tumors

A new genetic study offers glimpses into how scientists might use gene-sequencing data to customize pediatric patients’ cancer treatments.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-study-suggests-fine-tuning-drugs-for-pediatric-brain-tumors/

Apr 02 2013

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

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/aacr-academy-inaugurates-tom-curran-phd-frs-into-first-class-of-fellows/

Mar 26 2013

Advanced Cell Therapy Eliminates Aggressive Leukemia in Two Children

According to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia achieved a complete response after being treated with an innovative cell therapy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/advanced-cell-therapy-eliminates-aggressive-leukemia-in-two-children/

Mar 20 2013

CHOP Investigator Sheds Light on Effects of Sequestration on Cancer Research

CHOP’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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-investigator-sheds-light-on-effects-of-sequestration-on-cancer-research/

Jan 24 2013

Study Shows Neuroblastoma Evolves Rapidly, Limiting Treatment Targets

A recent genomic study of neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges of treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the researchers found relatively few recurrent gene mutations — mutations that would suggest new targets for neuroblastoma treatment. Instead, the investigators have refocused on how neuroblastoma tumors evolve in response to medicine and other factors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-shows-neuroblastoma-evolves-rapidly-limiting-treatment-targets/

Jan 23 2013

Cellie Cancer Coping Kit: It’s Much More Than a Toy

It’s Cellie! To be more specific, it’s the Cellie Cancer Coping Kit, a tool designed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers to help children and their families manage the physical and emotional challenges associated with cancer treatment. In addition to Cellie, the namesake plush toy — or critter, as some of the researchers who work with Cellie call it — the kit also includes a pack of “cancer coping cards” and a booklet for caregivers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cellie-cancer-coping-kit-its-much-more-than-a-toy/

Jan 11 2013

Childhood Brain Tumors at Center of New Research Collaboration

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and China-based BGI-Shenzhen are now collaborating on research into next-generation sequencing to analyze pediatric brain tumors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/childhood-brain-tumors-at-center-of-new-research-collaboration/

Dec 13 2012

Fire with Fire

We had to share — check out this amazing Focus Forward film on the recent T cell therapy treatment!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/fire-with-fire/

Dec 12 2012

A Year in Review

The holiday season is once again upon us! While it’s a time for family and friends to gather, indulge in traditions, and celebrate this season of giving, it’s also hard to believe another year has passed. In another “I can’t believe it’s already here” tradition, the new edition of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research …

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