Category Archive: Center for Childhood Cancer Research

Nov 12 2014

CHOP Research Leader Named to Brain Tumor Panel

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-research-leader-named-brain-tumor-panel/

Jul 08 2014

60 Minutes Revisits Cancer Therapy Pioneered at CHOP

Australia’s 60 Minutes recently revisited its story from last year about the revolutionary immune therapy treatment spearheaded by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/60-minutes-revisits-cancer-therapy-pioneered-chop/

Jul 03 2014

Researchers Examine Goal Pursuit in Teens with Cancer

Teens with cancer often experience fatigue, pain, and other symptoms that can interfere with these personal goals, which psychologists refer to as health-related hindrance (HRH).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-examine-goal-pursuit-teens-cancer/

May 27 2014

Hat Trick! Cell Therapy Expert Scores Trio of Honors

Dr. Grupp has received a great deal of attention for his investigation of using cell therapy to treat an aggressive form of childhood leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/hat-trick-cell-therapy-expert-scores-trio-honors/

May 06 2014

Blocking Paths to Resistance to T Cell Therapy for B-ALL

CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR), has begun a unique collaboration that will contribute to scientific understanding of how immunotherapy can improve the survival of children with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) that resists standard therapy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/blocking-paths-resistance-t-cell-therapy-b/

Dec 09 2013

Groundbreaking Leukemia Research Featured at ASH Annual Meeting

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s groundbreaking leukemia research was on display at the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Held in New Orleans, the ASH Annual Meeting brought together approximately 20,000 researchers, clinicians, and industry representatives, with data from more than 5,300 abstracts presented.  Notably, Children’s Hospital’s Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD, co-chaired …

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Nov 19 2013

CHOP Cancer Researcher, Patient Named WebMD Health Heroes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD, along with his young patient Emily Whitehead, were recently named 2013 WebMD Health Heroes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-cancer-researcher-patient-named-webmd-health-heroes/

Oct 11 2013

CURE Awards to Support Genomic, Screening Studies

Established in 2001, the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program awards grants to biomedical, clinical, and health services research projects.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cure-awards-support-genomic-screening-studies-2/

Sep 10 2013

Groundbreaking Immune Therapy Featured on 60 Minutes Australia

The groundbreaking immune therapy work being done by The Children’s of Hospital of Philadelphia’s Stephen M. Grupp, MD, PhD, was recently highlighted on Australia’s 60 Minutes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/groundbreaking-immune-therapy-featured-60-minutes-australia/

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/

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