John M. Maris, MD, is leading a pediatric immuno-oncology Center for Discovery and Development of Optimal Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Childhood Cancers with support from the NCI Moonshot Initiative.
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but new research endeavors are continuing the momentum and driving toward better treatment options. Hyundai Hope On Wheels awarded two pediatric cancer investigators at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia research grants during a Celebration of Life Gala held Sept. 27 in Philadelphia.
September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we kick-started the commemorative period on the heels of exciting news about breakthroughs in pediatric cancer immunotherapy research.
Researchers from the Children's Oncology Group (COG) have developed a new standardized dosing method for anticancer drugs in infants to use across all COG clinical trials. This unified method, based on dose banding and organized into tables for different drugs and dose levels, will address the limitations and variability that researchers can encounter in current methods.
CAR T-cell therapy tops this week's research roundup, with news about the experimental immunotherapy designed to re-engineer a patient's cells to fight cancer making late-breaking and captivating headlines across the nation.
By Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Research Institute
Every space flight mission requires a carefully planned trajectory, and similarly the national Cancer Moonshot initiative needed a scientific roadmap to reach its ambitions of accelerating the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer to make a decade of progress in the next five years. In September,
Improving exclusive human milk feedings for NICU infants is a major public health issue in India, where Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Breastfeeding and Lactation Program, spent two weeks teaching nurses and physicians about human milk and implementation of her 10 Step Model for Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Hospitals.
Cancer genetics and collaboration were big themes in this week’s news featuring research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Check out our weekly summary of some of the developments this first week of February.
An international collaboration of researchers has identified several progressive series of mutations that occur in tumor cells responsible for aggressive subsets of neuroblastoma that relapse after chemotherapy.