“Our results show that these engineered ‘hunter’ cells greatly expand in patients, producing very high complete response rates that then persist in patients, potentially allowing for long-term disease control.”

- Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD

Affordable Care Act Leaves Many Children Without Benefits

An article published in the December issue of Health Affairs is the first comprehensive analysis to investigate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefit (EHB) as it relates to children …

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form of childhood cancer and the most common childhood leukemia. Some patients with ALL have a highly aggressive form of the disease, one that cau …

Oral, Intravenous Antibiotics Equally Effective at Treating Bone Infection

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Ron Keren, MD, MPH, was the first author of a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics that showed treating osteomyelitis with oral antibiotics did  …

Study Questions Packing Children’s Lunches

To pack a lunch or not to pack a lunch: that is every parent’s question. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics may supply some answers to the age-old question of what to do about your children …

Genetic Clues Found in Food Allergy Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because the genes appear to have roles in other allergic diseases and in inflammation, …

Researchers Study Factors That May Complicate Concussion Recovery

Recognition and diagnosis of concussions have exploded over the past decade, mainly due to increased media attention on how professional sports teams deal with these serious injuries. Nearly 173,000 c …

Transparent Microelectrodes Allow for Dynamic Imaging to Study Epilepsy

The brain is the body’s control center, and it relies on an intricate circuitry of thousands of neurons that communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. An electroencephalogra …

CHOP Expert Contributes to Resident Hour, Colon Cancer Studies

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD, contributed to two recent studies that span the research spectrum. The first, published in The Journal of the American Medical Ass …

Lessons Learned From OB Unit Closures: Planning, Communication Needed

Hospital staff of obstetric (OB) units are dedicated to ensuring that an infant’s birth is a moment of wonder and joy, but after a series of hospitals in Philadelphia began closing their maternity pro …