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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
 
Forcing Chromosomes Into Loops May Switch off Sickle Cell Disease

CHOP scientists altered red blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin not affected by the mutation that causes sickle cell disease. The findings may lead to a new therapy for the disease.

August 27, 2014
Melissa Ketunuti Memorial Global Health Fund Established at CHOP

Melissa's legacy lives on through a fund dedicated to improving the lives of underserved children in Africa.

August 27, 2014
CHOP Reports on 100 Fetal Surgeries for Spina Bifida

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment advances the field after the MOMS trial set a new standard of care.

August 26, 2014
CHOP Experts Author Articles on Using Human Milk in the NICU

Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. CHOP experts cover this topic in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns.

August 7, 2014
CHOP to Develop a Non-Profit Human Milk Bank for Hospitalized Infants

The milk bank will provide donor human milk for hospitalized infants at the Main Campus, with the goal of opening in late summer of 2015.

August 5, 2014
Aramark and CHOP Partner to Enhance the Health of Families

Aramark invests $750,000 in “Home Plate”, a 3-year research study to enhance the health and well-being of families.

July 30, 2014
Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

CHOP-led research finds link between hotter days, kidney stones in U.S. adults and children.

July 10, 2014
Gene Variants Found that Increase Pain Sensation After Common Childhood Surgery

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs.

July 7, 2014
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Support CHOP

Music icons join together in a concert to support teens with cancer at CHOP through Teen Cancer America.

July 1, 2014
CHOP-led Study Finds That Premie Eye Disease Can Be Successfully Screened From Miles Away

CHOP-led, NIH funded, telemedicine study finds that premie eye disease can be successfully screened from miles away

June 26, 2014

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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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