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Despite new lab research, the benefits of using G-CSF in #neuroblastoma patients outweigh the risks. http://bit.ly/CHLAneuro
A recent study—published online in the journal of Cancer Research on April 23—demonstrates that a growth factor called G-CSF, commonly used in high-risk neuroblastoma treatment, leads to increased tumor growth and metastasis by stimulating cancer stem cells in an experimental model of neuroblastoma.  The study has worried parents, concerned that the use of G-CSF may actually contribute to tumor growth, metastasis or recurrence. “Our laboratory ...
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Dancing with the Stars spent a day away from routines and won a ton of smiles from the kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 10s all around for your support #DWTS  !
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Special thanks to the cast and crew of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for bringing tons of smiles to our very own #CHLA agents!

#AgentsofSHIELD   #childrensLA  
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Have questions about the topics on the #BruceJennerABC special? Read our Q&A with Johanna Olson, MD - medical director of The Center of Transyouth Health and Development. www.chla.org/TransYouthQA

#TransYouth   #transgender  
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"We’re trying to figure out the best therapies that are tailored to each type of brain tumor…it’s a personalized medicine approach."

-Mark Krieger, MD, chief of neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

#neurology   #personalizedmedicine  
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Thank you for your contributions to Children & Medicine! +childrensLA​
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"Fenton gently crawled right up on the bed, laid his head on the child’s lap and extended his paw so they could hold hands."
Read about Fenton's special visit at CHLA! http://www.wetreatkidsbetter.org/2014/07/therapy-dog-fenton-is-a-natural-at-making-patients-happy/

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Have you experienced the hassle of obtaining and transferring your child's medical imaging scans? CHLA's Stephan G. Erberich, PhD, and Marvin D. Nelson, MD, created ImageInbox, an app that allows parents to own, access and transfer their child's imaging records with a smartphone. http://bit.ly/imageinbox_chla

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We think Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones might say the Los Angeles #Clippers are the Best in the Westeros! Congratulations on your big win and for always supporting CHLA's mission to treat kids better!

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Transgender Adults Start Out As Transgender Youth: The Science Behind the B. Jenner Story

Johanna Olson, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she directs the Center for Transyouth Health and Development. Olson was recently featured on “Bruce Jenner–The Interview” with Diane Sawyer on ABC.

#TransYouth   #Transgender   #BruceJennerABC    #Research  
Johanna Olson, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she directs the Center for Transyouth Health and Development. Olson was recently featured on “Bruce Jenner–The Interview” with Diane Sawyer on ABC. Transgender adults start out as transgender youth. “Kids and parents often come to see me in tremendous distress,” says Johanna Olson, MD. “My job as a pediatrician is to help transgend...
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“I’ve been a boy trapped in a girl’s body.”

With the support of his family and the care of an expert doctor from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a transgender teen embarks on a life-changing transition.

Read more about Avery's journey. http://bit.ly/averysjourney #TransYouth   #transgender  
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Congratulations to the 135 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians who were listed as Top Doctors in the July/August issue of Pasadena Magazine http://www.CHLA.org/TopDocs
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A walk to a friend’s house took a turn. CHLA patient, Grant Virgin, makes an incredible recovery after a traumatic car accident. Click here http://bit.ly/CHLAGrantVirgin to read the full story on how Grant and CHLA teamed up to get him back on his feet!
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I understand the feeling of wanting to walk again. And specially relating of being a child in mypast in NEW YORK CITY in terrible car accident at the of six years old.I thank god for medical research staff for providing staff care in feeling my legs back,walking. 
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Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the oldest freestanding pediatric hospital in California. Licensed for 603 beds, Children’s Hospital can care for more kids than any other pediatric hospital in the state. Our world-class medical staff work in multispecialty teams to provide patients with family-centered care. The hospital is also home to The Saban Research Institute, one of few freestanding research centers in the U.S. where the power of scientific inquiry and clinical care are combined, and devoted exclusively to children.