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CHOP Establishes Kelly and Chad Punchard Endowed Chair in Translational Sarcoma Research

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has announced the establishment of the Punchard Family Endowed Chair in Translational Sarcoma Research. Patrick J. Grohar, MD, PhD, an attending physician with the Cancer Center and the Director of Translational Research with the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at CHOP, has been named the inaugural chair holder.

CHOP Treats 500th CAR T Patient

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CHOP Treats 500th CAR T Patient

CHOP has treated its 500th patient with CAR T-cell immunotherapy, a “living drug” that harnesses the power of a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Receives $1 Million Grant from Pediatric Cancer Foundation

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced it has received $1 million from Pediatric Cancer Foundation, an organization that has been raising funds for research since 1970 to support doctors and hospitals in an effort to eradicate childhood cancer. The grant will help to fund a planned first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial led by Sarah K. Tasian, MD, which will use a new immunotherapy to target the FLT3 receptor protein in high-risk pediatric leukemias.


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