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Our latest research news roundup carries a hint of summer and exciting new beginnings: As more than 70 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia experts traveled to sunny California for the annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, back at home, sports medicine research ramped up with new investigations into how we can protect kid's health on (and off) the field.
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and our biweekly installment of In the News is the perfect playing field for us to showcase the wide range of research projects that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia experts tackle. Huddle up!
Some people slow down in summer, but here at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, hot weather is no impediment to making research advances. This week, our roundup of CHOP research in the news covers a broad range of them.
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.
"The motivation for the creation of this collaborative research project is the realization that completely new strategies are needed if we are to have curative therapies for all childhood cancers," said Dr. Maris. 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.
The Barrett Lab studies the immune function of children with cancer. This research program takes two paths: investigating possible immune deficiencies that result in children developing cancer and developing immune-based therapies for childhood cancer.