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About Sickkids
About SickKids


x-ray of a bone fracture
SickKids study shows one childhood fracture can lead to another; offers important insights into bone health and lifelong outcomes (Friday, July 19, 2019)
In the first study of its kind, researchers at SickKids investigated whether having one childhood fracture leads to another. They discovered that children who fracture once are more likely than their peers to fracture again.
Canadian researchers discover key driver in rare childhood brain cancer that offers hope for accurate diagnosis and treatment (Monday, July 15, 2019)
In the largest report on a rare yet lethal childhood brain tumour, commonly known as ETMRs (embryonal tumours with multilayered rosettes), researchers at SickKids and an international team of scientists have released groundbreaking findings that offer a clue to the cause of the disease’s rapid progression and critical therapeutic insights.
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Study identifies new potential target in glioblastoma (Thursday, July 11, 2019)
Research led by Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital and SickKids suggests the protein ID1 is critical to tumour initiation and growth and also impacts the disease’s response to chemotherapy.
Thumbnail image of two teen girls dancing at sickkids prom
Vibin’ and thrivin’ at Promchella: SickKids’ annual prom-inspired after-hours event (Tuesday, July 9, 2019)
There was no need to fly out all the way to California to experience live music, palm trees and a summer breeze, when wanderlust was easily fulfilled at SickKids’ “Promchella”, the 2019 music festival-themed edition of the SickKids Prom, otherwise known as the 11th annual After Hours Exclusive Teen Event.
Pip the Therapeutic clown sitting on a chair in the multi-sensory room, playing her ukelele
Oh, buoy. We’ve got a new Therapeutic Clown on deck! (Thursday, July 4, 2019)
Our therapeutic clowns have a new family member who sailed all the way from an island between Antarctica and the Bermuda Triangle. Learn more about our new friend Pip!

SickKids in the headlines

Kids in poorer areas of Ontario face greater risk of getting hit by cars: study (The Canadian Press via CTV News)

Tackling food-related allergies and what to do about them (CBC News: The National)

New research into child brain cancer (CTV News Toronto)

AI researcher, Russian history specialist among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize (The Globe and Mail)

Five-year-old with rare disease enjoying 'small miracles' after transplant (CTV News)

Canadian researchers hope new drugs possible for hardest-to-treat brain cancer (The Canadian Press via Globe and Mail)

Comfort, Ask, Relax, and Distract system eases kids' vaccine fears (Toronto Star)