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2012-05-16 14:22:19

PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50776-childrens-hospital-philadelphia-lymphoma-neuroblastoma-oncology-gene-trial (Photo:...

2011-10-31 08:23:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It takes life-saving research to Conquer Kids' Cancer! The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded two research grants to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Vandana Batra, M.D., received a $205,582 Fellow award and Jill Ginsberg, M.D., will lead a study funded by a $250,000 Consortium Research Grant. Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has renewed its long-term commitment to childhood and youth cancer treatment and research. The Georgia-based insurance company has committed more than $600,000 to the Children's Oncology Group's Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) research program over the next three years, adding to the more $1 million Aflac has contributed to the...

2011-09-01 10:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia kicks off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a new campaign called 30 Days, 1 Cause to bring the issue of funding for pediatric cancer research to the forefront. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/DC61398) Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children. Although significant progress has been made in the last 50 years, 20 percent of children still die from...

2011-05-22 00:02:22

The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups today released a set of guiding principles for the successful overhaul of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program. Prepared by the cooperative group chairs (the Coalition Board), the principles are aimed at ensuring that upcoming changes to the federal funding guidelines under which they operate lead to a strengthening of group-generated science that improves the outcomes for patients with cancer....

2011-05-21 00:01:25

The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups today released a set of guiding principles for the successful overhaul of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program. Prepared by the cooperative group chairs (the Coalition Board), the principles are aimed at ensuring that upcoming changes to the federal funding guidelines under which they operate lead to a strengthening of group-generated science that improves the outcomes for patients with cancer....

2011-05-11 10:16:00

--The Cancer Center at Children's Hospital Pays Tribute to Longstanding Partnership During a Recognition Event -- PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced today that it had received a $2 million gift awarded by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) as part of a longstanding partnership to eradicate pediatric cancer. The four-year $2 million gift will be matched by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a total of $4...

2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2010-09-16 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Blaney, M.D., deputy director of Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, participated today in the Childhood Cancer Panel Discussion held on behalf of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. The discussion was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The event brought together the top minds in the field of pediatric oncology and was hosted by Congressman Joe Sestak and Congressman Michael McCaul....

2010-06-21 06:00:00

For 10th Year, CureSearch's 'Reach the Day' Event Brings Hundreds to Washington WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today and tomorrow hundreds of families of children with cancer are visiting Capitol Hill to ask Congress one question: Where is the research money that was authorized by the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008? For the last 10 years, the CureSearch for Children's Cancer community has come to Washington seeking more federal funding for...