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CHOP Kicks off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Cancer Center at CHOP invites the community to raise awareness and fund research to cure childhood cancer.

September 2, 2014
 
CHOP Announces Availability of Proton Therapy

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announces the availability of proton therapy, a precise form of cancer radiation that offers potentially life-changing benefits to children with brain tumors and other solid tumors. The highly focused beam adds much-needed weapon in treating brain tumors, with gentler side effects.

May 27, 2010
CHOP Mourns Loss of Richard M. Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong was Honorary Board Chairman and long-time supporter of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

May 26, 2010
Newer Heart Surgery Technique Improves Survival in First Year

CHOP participates in largest clinical trial to compare surgical treatments for congenital heart disease

May 26, 2010
Types of Child Firearm Deaths Different in Rural vs. Urban Areas

Children in the U.S. are just as likely to die from gunshot wounds if they live in the largest cities or the smallest towns. However, teens living in the most urban counties are more likely to die from gun violence, while children in the most remote areas of the country are more likely to die in gun-related accidents or suicides.

May 25, 2010
Schizophrenia Genes Involved in Brain Signaling

Deletions and repeats in DNA sequences increase the risk of schizophrenia

May 10, 2010
Refined Tools Help Pinpoint Disease-Causing Genes

New approach also specifies results for individual patients

April 29, 2010
CHOP Radiologist Quoted on CT Safety

Dr. Diego Jaramillo discusses safe CT imaging, modality benefits

April 29, 2010
CHOP Joins Aetna Medicaid Provider Network in Pa.

Agreement with Aetna Better Health in Pennsylvania effective immediately

April 29, 2010
New Growth Charts Being Developed for Children With Trisomy 21

New growth charts will provide current, accurate data for children with Down syndrome, who commonly have shorter stature

April 29, 2010
New Delivery Platform Reduces Blood Vessel Blockage

Magnetic fields successfully drive drug-loaded nanoparticles to blocked blood vessels in animal study

April 20, 2010

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Sleep Specialist Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia looks at long-term effects of caffeine therapy for premature infants.

September 7, 2014
CHOP Neuro-Ophthalmologist Discusses Alice in Wonderland syndrome

It's an unusual condition with a colorful name. Kids with "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome see like they're peering into a distorted looking glass.

September 2, 2014
Regional Media Outlets Report on Development of a Human Milk Bank

CHOP’s plans to develop a human milk bank to serve hospitalized infants received widespread regional media attention.

August 18, 2014
CHOP Neonatologist and Patient Featured on Fox 29

Ten-month-old Madelyn Selley has been in CHOP’s N/IICU for seven months receiving expert care for chronic lung disease. Fox 29 recently visited the N/IICU to meet Maddy and her care team.

August 18, 2014
CHOP’s Child Life Department featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Child Life Specialists at CHOP help ease the fears and anxiety of young patients through play.

August 17, 2014

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