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CHOP Kicks of 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
 
New Therapies Needed to Prevent Lung Injuries in Preemies

A CHOP neonatologist is the senior author of a paper reporting that current non-invasive therapies are less effective than expected in reducing severe lung injury in very premature infants.

August 15, 2013
Proton Therapy is Treatment Option for High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Proton therapy may offer a precise, organ-sparing treatment option for children with high-risk forms of neuroblastoma.

August 9, 2013
Central "Fuse Box" Found in Mitochondrial Energy Disorders

CHOP researchers identified a master network of signaling molecules in diverse mitochondrial diseases. Targeting this network in cells from patients suggests possible new treatments.

August 7, 2013
Reprogramming Patients' Cells May Advance Treatment of Blood Disorders

Changing CHOP patients’ skin cells into stem cells shows great promise in investigating and eventually treating types of leukemia and anemia.

August 1, 2013
CHOP Travels to National Congress of Pediatrics in Mexico

Medical experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented at the 33rd National Congress of Pediatrics of the Asociación Mexicana de Pediatría, held in Mexico City in July 2013.

July 31, 2013
CHOP Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Center in Mays Landing, NJ

CHOP has opened the first urgent care center in the Jersey Shore region offering convenient, after-hours care to children.

July 22, 2013
CHOP Patients and Penn Vet Dogs Connect at “Best Friends Bash”

Dogs with Craniofacial Defects Help Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Patients Embrace Differences During “Best Friends Bash” at Penn Vet.

July 18, 2013
A Decoy Prevents the Immune System from Defeating Gene Therapy for Hemophilia

CHOP gene therapy researchers created a decoy to fool the immune system, preventing it from mistakenly defeating the benefits delivered by a corrective gene.

July 17, 2013
Live Twitter Chat Featuring Next-Generation Sequencing Expert from CHOP

The live chat will happen Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. ET, and will be moderated by GenomeWeb and CLP magazine editors, and hosted by ARUP Laboratories.

July 17, 2013
CHOP Pediatrician Receives Award for Child Abuse Prevention Work

The Ray E. Helfer Society, an international organization of physicians dedicated to treating and preventing child abuse, presented its highest honor to CHOP pediatrician Cindy Christian, MD

July 16, 2013

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CHOP in the Media

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
National Media Outlets Feature CHOP-led Kidney Stone Research

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia linking climate change to kidney stones received widespread media attention.

July 14, 2014

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