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Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
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Working together for children with cancer – from diagnosis to survivorship
Working together for children with cancer – from diagnosis to survivorship

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Interactive science photos: Click and drag to compare and contrast archive photos from the lab with current-day images of research at Boston Children's Hospital: http://on.bchil.org/2oF8Q7B

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Science then & now: Once scoffed at, angiogenesis focused treatments have gained a solid role in cancer and eye disease and are under study for wound healing, heart disease, and tissue engineering: http://on.bchil.org/2q021O9

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As soon as this family arrived at Boston Children’s Hospital for help, Dr. Reza Rahbar knew that treating Fredy’s rare tumor would require an extraordinary team of specialists. Learn how a 3D-printed model and a dedicated team of specialists helped make one father’s lifelong dream — of seeing his son grow up — come true: http://on.bchil.org/2pcWTGI

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Our “citizen science” series continues with this post by Kasey Edwards, whose daughter Robbie has SPG47, an ultra-rare neurodegenerative disease. The family helped organize an international scientific meeting on SPG47 at Boston Children’s, which is spurring research using neurons made from patients’ own cells: http://on.bchil.org/2p8DxCw


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Researchers have new reason to believe childhood cancers may be even more highly individualized than previously thought. In fact, some children may have never-before-seen genetic mutations that call for customized treatment plans. Learn about the brand-new tumor database that could help guide precision cancer treatment: http://on.bchil.org/2oUOWt6

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Boston Children's Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center (RTRC), under the guidance of Director B. Heidi Ellis, PhD, develops prevention and intervention programs, conducts research, and develops resources to assist refugee families and service providers. In recognition of this pioneering work, Dr. Ellis was awarded Boston Children’s 2017 David S. Weiner Award for Leadership and Innovation in Child Health. This award honors the exceptional work of an employee, health care provider or faculty. Read about the RTRC and watch the video highlighting the Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R) treatment model implemented in Boston Public Schools: http://on.bchil.org/2nyhOH7


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Almost every child has at least one episode of infectious viral gastroenteritis in his or her life (like rotavirus or norovirus). With this common problem in mind, Gastroenterologist Daniel S. Kamin, MD, created a physician guide on how to manage the unpleasant digestive condition. Learn about red flags, the clinical do's and don'ts of treating the condition and when to refer a pediatric gastroenterologist.
http://on.bchil.org/2oJJoOJ


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If you’re near Boston Children’s this Wed. April 12, check out our 2017 Innovator’s Showcase, featuring some 20 exhibits & demos of healthcare apps, devices and ventures. It kicks off at 3:30 with a panel on clinical decision support: http://on.bchil.org/2oCwQMg

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At the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, a team of researchers analyzed the genes of one boy who had passed away from a perplexing case of anemia. Their findings allowed them to recommend an experimental therapy that helped save the life of his baby sister, who, amazingly, was also born with the same rare blood disorder. Read more about this live-saving discovery: http://on.bchil.org/2nW0WpD

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In a first, our Stem Cell Research Program used stem cells made from patients to find possible drugs for a blood disorder, one that really needs them: Diamond Blackfan anemia. Great collaboration between the Zon and Daley labs: http://on.bchil.org/2lzhYcO
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