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CHOP Oncologist Leads First Pediatric Dream Team

A physician-researcher from CHOP will lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” solely focused on creating new treatments for the most challenging childhood cancers. $14.5 million grant from St. Baldrick's and Stand Up To Cancer combines immunotherapy and genomics research. 

April 7, 2013
T-Cell Therapy Kills an Aggressive Leukemia in Two Children

Two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia show no evidence of cancer cells in their bodies after treatment with a novel cell therapy that reprogrammed their immune cells to rapidly multiply and destroy leukemia cells.

March 25, 2013
ASCO Honors CHOP Expert Garrett Brodeur

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today announced it will confer one of its highest awards on pediatric oncologist Garrett M. Brodeur, M.D., of the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

March 15, 2013
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
Children Have Complete Responses in Oncology Phase 1 Trial

A pill designed to zero in on abnormal genes that drive specific cancers has produced encouraging early results in children with an uncommon but aggressive type of lymphoma, as well as in children with a rare form of neuroblastoma.

May 16, 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

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