Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, (CHOP) was founded in 1855 and is the oldest children's hospital in the United States. CHOP is consistently rated as the best children's hospital in the U.S. CHOP has lead many breakthroughs in pediatric treatment and medical research. CHOP is served by Penn's School of Medicine. Currently, CHOP is pursuing numerous clinical trials and has embarked on a massive study of DNA and its relation to childhood disease and prevention. The Center for Applied Genomics is part of CHOP medical research.

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Change in a single DNA base drives a childhood cancer

Pediatric oncology researchers have pinpointed a crucial change in a single DNA base that both predisposes children to an aggressive form of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma and makes the disease progress once tumors form.

Nov 11, 2015
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