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New Immune Cell Therapy Reverses an Aggressive ALL

By reprogramming a 7-year-old girl’s own immune cells to attack an aggressive form of childhood leukemia, a CHOP oncologist achieved a complete response in his patient, who faced grim prospects when she relapsed after conventional treatment.

February 5, 2013
Honoring Sister Alice Strogen

It is with great sadness that The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces the passing of Sister Alice Strogen. She has been an incredible source of strength, hope and kindness to countless people over the years and many people have come forward and asked about a way to help honor her legacy through gifts to CHOP.

December 6, 2012
New Gene Variants Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma

In genome-wide study, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered two gene variants that raise the risk of the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. The study broadens understanding of how gene changes may put a child at risk of deveoping neuroblastoma.

September 4, 2012
Stephanie Paaske Featured in Jewish Exponent

Stephanie Paaske is a Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON) working with children at CHOP. She was featured in a Jewish Exponent article alongside other pediatric oncology nurses in and around the Philadelphia area.

November 21, 2011
New Research Advances Treatments for Neuroblastoma

Focusing on gene mutations, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn learn more about individualized treatment options for children with a certain kind of neuroblastoma

November 9, 2011
Cancer Research Award Given to Dr. Andrew Wood at SIOP 2011

SIOP awards Dr. Andy Wood for Best Translational Research Abstract for neuroblastoma research conducted at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

November 1, 2011
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants $455,582 to CHOP

The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is proud to announce two new grants totaling $455,582 from The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.

October 31, 2011
Cookies for Kids Cancer Awards $200K to Cancer Research at CHOP

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, has awarded $200,000 in grants to the Cancer Center. The grant recipients are Stephan A. Grupp, MD, and Michael D. Hogarty, MD, physician-scientists at CHOP dedicated to pediatric cancer research.

October 21, 2011
New Clinical Trial for Treatment of Pediatric Leukemia at CHOP

The Hospital is now enrolling pediatric cancer patients in an innovative clinical trial, called CART19, that programs the immune system to attack blood cancers. Researchers will modify a child’s own T cells to attack specific types of cancer in their B cells.

October 17, 2011

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