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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards $13.8 million for research into pediatric blood cancers

October 9, 2019
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awarded $13.8 million in new pediatric research grants designed to identify more effective and precise treatments…

Intervention helps parents cope, find ‘the good in the bad’ after child’s cancer diagnosis

October 2, 2019
For parents, there may be no worse news than a diagnosis of cancer in their child. In an instant, such a diagnosis can render parents powerless to…

Algorithm could help leverage data for pediatric oncology research

September 27, 2019
Investigators have developed an algorithm that appeared to accurately identify children with leukemia and lymphoma who would be appropriate for…
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New Trial Uses Bispecific CAR T-Cell Therapy to Target Pediatric ALL

Cell Therapy Next, July 2019
Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., announced that it will be the second location to enroll patients in a pediatric trial…

Boston Children’s tops U.S. News & World Report’s list for 6th year

June 18, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the…
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Consolidative transplant after CAR T-cell therapy may benefit certain patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

December 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Consolidative hematopoietic stem cell transplant after CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy prolonged…

Collaborative aims to accelerate immunotherapy development for pediatric cancers

October 12, 2018
Experts from several health systems have launched CureWorks, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of immunotherapies for children…

Trial to assess CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed, refractory solid tumors

September 24, 2018
A trial underway at Seattle Children’s Hospital will evaluate chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for children and young adults with…

US Oncology Network appoints chief medical officer

July 29, 2018
Marcus Neubauer, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of The US Oncology Network. Neubauer, a medical oncologist for more than 20 years…
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HemOnc Today honors Next Gen Innovators at ASCO

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2018
HemOnc Today unveiled its second class of Next Gen Innovators during ASCO Annual Meeting. The publication’s 71 Next Gen Innovators —…

Trial to assess dual CAR T-cell therapy for children, young adults with leukemia

March 11, 2018
A trial is underway to evaluate the use of dual chimeric antigen receptor T-cell immunotherapy for children and young adults with relapsed or…

Seattle Children’s Hospital launches high-risk leukemia program

January 29, 2018
Seattle Children’s Hospital launched a first-of-its-kind high-risk leukemia program, with the goal of redefining care for children with…
In the Journals

Consensus treatment plans streamline therapy, outcomes for pediatric rheumatic diseases

January 15, 2018
Consensus treatment plans can help reduce variation in treatment approaches, identify effective treatment strategies and standardize outcomes for…

Trial assesses CD22 CAR T-cell therapy for children, young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

December 27, 2017
The PLAT-04 clinical trial is underway to evaluate the use of CD22 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell immunotherapy for children and young adults with…

Diet in IBD: An important component to stabilize the microbiome

December 8, 2017
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, diet significantly impacts the fecal microbiome, which is believed to be involved in triggering and…
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VIDEO: Nutrition therapy for pediatric IBD continues to advance

November 17, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from Advances in IBD 2017, David Suskind, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of clinical…
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Resilience intervention improves quality of life, lowers depression in young patients with cancer

October 25, 2017
Adolescents and young adults with cancer who participated in a one-on-one targeted intervention reported improvements in resilience, cancer-related…
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AAP offers guidelines to reduce risks linked to body art in teens

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are…
In the Journals

AAP updates pediatric hypertension guidelines to address rising prevalence

September 8, 2017
The AAP recently issued revised clinical practice guidelines — including new normative blood pressure tables, updated screening protocols for

Fitbits, Facebook help childhood cancer survivors embrace more active lifestyle

August 7, 2017
Adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer appeared receptive to an intervention that used Fitbit tracking and a Facebook support group…