Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Videos

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Our Breakthroughs

How Cancer Immunotherapy Works: A Cartoon for Kids

Cancer Immunotherapy Cartoon

This is a kid-friendly explanation of how cancer immunotherapy (T-cell therapy) works. This animation explains, in simple terms, how scientists harness the power of the immune system to kill cancer cells.


Emily Whitehead's Story: T Cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Emily with her parents

In April 2012, 7-year-old cancer patient Emily (Emma) Whitehead became the first child to be enrolled in CTL019, a clinical trial for patients with B cell cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and the adult disease chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Emily received this experimental treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in April 2012 after her cancer relapsed for the second time. Her cancer has been in remission since her treatment.

Gastroenterology Care and Research at CHOP


Jacob's family took him to different doctors, looking for help for their very sick baby. They finally found answers, and life-changing treatment, from the team at the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHOP.

Cancer Center

Parkway Run & Walk 2017

Group photo of race and walk participants

The 2017 Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk raised more than $1 million to fund breakthrough pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. With your support, we’re truly making a difference in the lives of children with cancer.


Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Cures Through Collaboration

Doctors during brain surgery

Scientists and neurosurgeons are working together to build a huge bank of pediatric brain tumor samples to advance research and find cures. In this video, scientists, oncologists and neurosurgeons explain brain tumor research efforts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, including a study of low grade glioma that quickly led to a clinical trial. Among their most important efforts is the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), which includes other hospitals from around the country and the world.


Fertility Options for Young Female Cancer Patients

Mom with daughter

Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can cause infertility. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has one of the best fertility preservation programs in pediatric oncology, offering choices for teenagers and young women as well as girls who have not yet experienced puberty. Options include egg harvesting and ovarian tissue cryopreservation. Learn about fertility preservation for young women and girls treated for cancer at one of the world's leading pediatric hospitals.

Fertility Preservation for Boys Treated for Cancer

Teenage boy

The Cancer Survivorship Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers fertility preservation options to pre-pubertal and pubertal males and females. This video is focused on sperm banking as an option for pubertal boys who will soon begin cancer treatment.

Cardiac Center

Life-saving Innovation in Cardiac Care for Children

Young child

Hear the stories of two patients, Tyler and Julia, whose lives were transformed by innovative care at the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Handling more than 30,000 outpatient visits and 1,800 inpatient admissions annually, the Cardiac Center features one of the largest and most accomplished medical teams in the world.

Every Heart Has a Story

Baby LJ

Every Heart Has a Story CHOP’s Cardiac Center treats a wide range of heart defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and other single ventricle heart defects, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Meet Ben, LJ and Reid, all diagnosed with serious heart defects either before or shortly after they were born.

Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Look at Them Now: Families Faced with Birth Defects Share Their Stories

Ciarlo at Fetal Family Reunion

Hear from patients of all ages who underwent fetal surgery or were cared for immediately after birth for conditions including spina bifida, giant omphalocele, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, lower urinary tract obstruction, sacrococcygeal teratoma, twin-twin transfusion syndrome and fetal tumors. We hope their stories will be a source of hope and information for families faced with similar diagnoses.


Family First: Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit

Mom and dad with infant daughter

The Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was the first birthing unit of its kind, designed specifically to meet the special needs of families expecting babies with a prenatally diagnosed birth defect. The ability to provide comprehensive care in one location for mothers carrying a baby with a known birth defect helped to fulfill the mission of specialists at CHOP seeking to offer complete care for unborn patients.


Birth of a Breakthrough – Prenatal Spina Bifida repair

Birth of a Breakthrough

Experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment co-led a new landmark study showing that fetal surgery for spina bifida greatly reduces the need to divert fluid from the brain, improves mobility and improves the chances that a child will be able to walk independently.


To Believe: The Story of Fetal Therapy

Young Twin Girls

Watch the video to hear the story of fetal therapy, told by the clinicians and families who braved the unknown to help the unborn. Hear from experts who founded the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and learn more about how fetal surgery came to be, and how it has advanced treatment options for babies diagnosed prenatally with devastating conditions.


2017 Fetal Family Reunion Video

Young Twin Girls

On June 4, 2017, more than 2,000 people came together at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to celebrate the 21st annual Fetal Family Reunion. Each year, the reunion brings together a unique community of families who share the common bond of receiving a birth defect diagnosis prenatally.



Video: Liver Transplant in Children and Teenagers

Young Twin Girls

Watch a video that introduces the Liver Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which does around 20 pediatric liver transplants a year for children suffering from a host of conditions, including biliary atresia.


Violence Prevention Initiative

Violence Prevention Initiative: Dee Dee's Story

Young Twin Girls

Meet Dee Dee, who recovered from a violent assault with help from a team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Violence is a public health epidemic in our country. Every year, hundreds of thousands of injured youth ages 10 to 24 are cared for in emergency departments across the country due to violence. The health and psychosocial consequences can last long after the violence occurs.


Bullying Prevention: Free2B

Young Twin Girls

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Life Changing Experiences are proud to present Free2B, an evidence-based, 3D interactive bullying prevention program for middle school-aged students.