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Abnormal Gene Is a Triple Threat in Driving Pediatric Brain Tumors

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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

Home or Away? Award Focuses on Post-Chemo Recovery for Children with Leukemia

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

New CHOP Center Enlists "Big Data" to Help Little Patients

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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

Gene May Be Important in Autism Disorders, Other Neuropsychiatric Syndromes

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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 on the Rise Among Youth, Especially in Females and African-Americans

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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

Two Companies to Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

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

New Drug May Overcome Treatment Resistance in a High-Risk Children's Cancer

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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 Chooses New Chief Operating Officer

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

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Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Field's Challenges

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

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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

Expert Available to Comment on FDA Plan to Ban “Natural Therapies" for Diabetes

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, Child Abuse Expert at CHOP, Shares Insight on Sexual Abuse, Protection

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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

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