Childhood cancer still has its mysteries. Every specimen stored in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) Biorepository, however, is a precious piece of the puzzle: a gift of knowledge made possible by a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia patient's desire to help drive breakthroughs.
Today at the White House, President Obama welcomed guests, including Adam Resnick, PhD, representing The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, for a morning of remarks and discussions about what the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) has achieved to date, and how it can take the next steps into the new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person.
A large genetic study conducted by experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine represents a first step in discerning the overall genetic architecture of cognitive abilities.
Established in 2006, the CAG Biorepository is one of the world’s largest and most diverse pediatric biobanks, hosting more than 600,000 biological samples that have been genotyped or sequenced in CAG’s CLIA and CAP-accredited high-throughput centers. This core offers DNA and RNA extraction services.