Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Prostaglandin EI inhibits leukemia stem cells

Targeting leukemia stem cells in combination with standard chemotherapy may improve treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia<p>Two drugs, already approved …

Cancer

Driver Charged After Striking Facetiming Girl Crossing Road

A high school student Facetiming while crossing a street near Abington High School flew about 100 feet in the air after a driver accused of speeding …

Crime

‘Safety On’ crosses party lines to educate kids on guns

<i>Safety On: An Introduction to the World of Firearms for Kids</i> aims to help parents with the “gun talk,” making gun safety a priority. <i>(Photo: Safety …

Guns

area tech stocks have run with the bull market

U.S. stock prices have been heading up for so long, Wall Street-watchers are sounding the customary alarms that we are overdue for a “correction.” …

Philadelphia

Eagles partner with CHOP, Drexel, Jefferson to raise funds for autism research

The Philadelphia Eagles announced a new initiative Friday aimed at helping three of the region’s major research institutions do an end run around one …

NFL Draft

Eagles Announce New Fundraiser To Support Autism Research

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — As they get ready for Sunday’s clash in Kansas City, the Eagles are announcing a new fundraiser to support autism …

Philadelphia

Can a $55 water bottle prevent kidney stones? Penn and CHOP aim to find out.

Armed with a big federal grant, Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are teaming up to prevent kidney stones, an …

Philadelphia

A New Understanding of Disease

Doug Wallace has spent nearly fifty years researching mitochondrial DNA. He helped map human migration from Africa and start the field of …

Mitochondrial DNA

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

Researchers have identified a new target for immunotherapies that could treat and block the advancement of neuroblastoma, which is the most common …

Cancer

How seniors with dementia and kids at CHOP are helping each other

The idea for a program that would pair older, cognitively impaired volunteers with patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia came to social …

Philadelphia

Congress: Act On Chip

<i>“In this dark day of discontent</i><p><i>So many feel despair</i><p><i>As poverty and dissidence</i><p><i>Cause sadness everywhere.”</i><p>On May 11, 1997 Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) began his remarks at a Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) conference with the lyrics above from “Freedom’s Light,” a song written by Senator Orrin …

Health Care

Premature babies get worse healthcare if they're not white

Something's wrong in the NICU.<p>Babies dubbed “very low birth weight infants” are born at less than three pounds five ounces—about the size of a cantaloupe. They’re typically many weeks premature, and usually have to spend around the first 50 days of their lives in a neonatal intensive care …

Health

Uber driver protesting 'Vaxxed' film meets Philly vaccine pioneer

Craig Egan drove across the country this summer to disrupt a bus tour launched by the makers of the film <i>Vaxxed</i>, a group that questions the safety of …

Public Health

CEO Pay: Top Earners From Across the Country

How much does the boss make?<p>To look at pay for executives of big nonprofits nationwide, <i>The</i> <i>Chronicle</i> examined Internal Revenue Service data for more …

Philanthropy

Police: DUI charges expected in block party crash

An intoxicated woman struck eight people with her car at a block party Monday afternoon in Point Breeze, according to Philadelphia police.<p>Police said …

Philadelphia

Advances in cancer treatment

<b>Guests: Stephan Grupp, Robert Vonderheide</b>The FDA just announced approval of the first gene therapy treatment. The treatment is for a type of …

Cancer

Parents find older babies sleep better in their own room

(Reuters Health) - Parents who put babies to sleep in their own rooms report the infants get more rest and have more consistent bedtime routines than parents who share a room or a bed with their babies, a recent study suggests.<p>The study focused on infants 6 to 12 months old. Researchers examined …

Babies

Novartis CEO: Here's How We Handled A Milestone In Pediatric Cancer

<b></b>Emily Whitehead was a little girl on the brink of death. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of five, Emily’s medical team tried traditional treatments, but her cancer still returned. Her parents were told that hospice care was her only option, but they refused to accept …

Cancer

New child cancer drug 'a historic breakthrough' - at €400,000 per dose

US regulators have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and …

News (Ireland)

Historic 'living drug' gets go-ahead

<b>The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient's own immune system so it attacks cancer.</b><p>The regulator - the US Food and Drug Administration - said its decision was a "historic" moment and medicine was now "entering a new frontier".<p>The company Novartis is charging $475,000 (£367,000) …

Cancer

US approves first cancer drug to use patient's own cells – with $475,000 price tag

Novartis medication marketed as Kymriah treats most common type of childhood cancer, but some fear it could spur wave of highly expensive drugs<p>US regulators have approved the first cancer drug that uses a patient’s own cells to fight cancer. But the drug is priced at $475,000.<p>Oncologists described …

News (U.S.)

FDA announces first US gene therapy approval for cancer treatment

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a new leukemia treatment, which the agency considers the first gene therapy it has cleared to hit the market in the United States.<p>The treatment, called Kymriah, aims to give some patients a second chance after first-line drugs have failed. This …

Medicine

First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Health and science reporter, BBC News website<p><b>The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient's own immune system so it attacks cancer.</b><p>The regulator - the US Food and Drug Administration - said its decision was a "historic" moment and medicine was now "entering a new frontier".<p>The …

Cancer

FDA approves a 'historic' new type of leukemia treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new kind of cancer treatment in what it called a “historic action”.<p>The new treatment is the first U.S. approval of a treatment for genetic modification, and its maker promises some unprecedented pricing options— including offering it for free if it …

Cancer

Novartis’s $475,000 Cancer Breakthrough Heralds New Era of Cures

The approval of Novartis AG’s breakthrough therapy for a deadly form of leukemia opened the door to a new class of treatments even as its $475,000 …

Business

FDA Approval of a “Living Drug” Heralds a New Era in Cancer Care

The FDA approves the first “living drug” cell therapy for childhood leukemia.<br>Read More

Medicine

Customers are talking among themselves about Workday - and that's paying off

A fourth successive quarter of 40%-plus growth, reduced quarterly losses and increasing evidence of traction in the Fortune 500 enterprise market all …

Fortune 500

Cancer drug a major breakthrough — but it has a hefty price tag

US health regulators have approved a revolutionary new drug that uses a patient’s own cells to fight cancer – but it costs $475,000.<p>Pharma giant …

Business

Pioneering Cancer Gene Therapy Gets Green Light — And $475,000 Price Tag

The country’s first approved gene therapy — approved Wednesday to fight leukemia that resists standard therapies — will cost $475,000 for a one-time …

Medicine

FDA Approves Kymriah, A Breakthrough, $475,000 Gene Therapy

In what it calls an “historic action,” the Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the use of Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel), a cell-based gene …

Medicine