Category Archive: Center for Childhood Cancer Research

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

A 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 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.

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Mar 07 2013

CHOP Researcher’s Innovative Immune Therapy Featured on The Doctors

The innovative work being done by CHOP’s Stephen Grupp, MD, was recently featured on the CBS show The Doctors. Dr. Grupp, the Center for Childhood Cancer Research’s director of translational research, discussed his trial using immune therapy to treat an aggressive form of childhood leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). While roughly 85 percent of ALL …

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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.

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