Oncology researchers have discovered that an abnormal fused gene that drives pediatric brain tumors poses a triple threat, operating simultaneously through three distinct biological mechanisms—the first such example in cancer biology. This finding...
29-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
After children with leukemia receive a course of chemotherapy, are they better off remaining in the hospital, or going home with their families? The answer is not obvious, and a pediatric oncologist is leading a multicenter study to investigate both...
27-Jan-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites
A new scientific center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia aims to harness and broadly share biomedical information to more quickly benefit child patients. The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine has the goal of advancing...
26-Jan-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a significant role in raising a person’s risk of having more severe subtypes of autism that co-occur with other genetic diseases, such as the chromosomal disorder 22q11.2 deletion syndrome....
19-Jan-2016 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females, and African-Americans in the U.S., a striking change from the historic pattern in which middle-aged white men were at highest risk for the painful condition. Evidence is limited...
13-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium announces seed grants to two companies developing medical devices for children. The seed grants of $50,000 each, go to one company that aims to reduce pain in a pediatric medical procedure, and to...
13-Jan-2016 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
A new-generation drug has unprecedented potency against neuroblastoma tumors that develop resistance to the anticancer drug crizotinib. A preclinical study supports fast-tracking the agent into pediatric clinical trials this year.
7-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has chosen Douglas G. Hock as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), following an extensive national search. Mr. Hock will assume his new duties on Feb. 1.
15-Dec-2015 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
An international group of more than 800 medical experts at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference are discussing challenges in treating congenital heart disease in fetuses, neonates, children and young adults.
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST
Pediatric Concussion Experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Comment on Guidelines Released Today on Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion
Guidelines released today by Canadian pediatric emergency medicine researchers are in line with the work that has been taking place over the past several years at CHOP to help improve pediatric concussion diagnosis and treatment and standardize...
25-Jun-2014 4:20 PM EDT
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Youth Sports-Related Concussion Expert Available To Discuss White House Concussion Summit
28-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Expert Media Availability: One Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Youth Violence?
10-Dec-2013 8:00 PM EST
25-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT
Federal Report, JAMA Study, and National Tragedies Converge to Point Spotlight on Mental Health in America
16-Jan-2013 7:00 AM EST
Dr. Cindy Christian, the director of Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,is available to share her expertise about child sexual abuse, its impact on victims and the entire family.
10-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST