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.
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.
Stephen Hunger, MD and a team of researchers used highly sensitive deep sequencing techniques to see how genetic changes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells evolve from diagnosis to remission and relapse.
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.
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.
Pediatric oncology researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are driven to find new treatments for childhood cancer, and the Hyundai Hope On Wheels program is supporting their hard work by awarding a 2014 Scholar Hope grant to help fund investigations that focus on the aggressive form of neuroblastoma.
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.
Sequestration - it's a word we've sure heard a lot lately. The automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts have the potential to significantly impact myriad government agencies and programs. Not only will sequestration affect the likes of defense spending, education, national security and other initiatives, but the cuts will also affect scientific research through cuts in funding to the National Institutes
A new research opportunity under development as part of its Project:EveryChild, called Project:EveryChild Pediatric MATCH, aims to use the power of precision medicine to potentially provide investigational therapies for some children with advanced cancers.