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Researchers discover a new cancer-driving mutation in the “dark matter” of the cancer genome (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)
Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the “dark matter” of human cancer DNA. The mutation represents a new potential therapeutic target for several types of cancer.
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Photovoice: The power of photography brings teen cancer patients and siblings together (Monday, September 30, 2019)
“I’ve been on a journey from sickness to health - I’ve gone from needles in my arms to a camera in my hand.” Teens in the Photovoice therapeutic program experience their cancer journeys through a different lens – the camera lens.
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From survivors: Cancer journey doesn’t end at remission (Wednesday, September 25, 2019)
Today, more and more children with cancer are expected to survive. However, research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) shows that many childhood cancer survivors will develop some kind of late effects of their cancer or its treatment – including increased risk of heart problems, mental health concerns, and new cancers – at some point in their lives.
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Lotus Health launches (Wednesday, September 25, 2019)
Lotus Health is a health and advocacy program for youth under the age of 18 who have experienced, are currently experiencing, or may be at risk of experiencing commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking.
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SickKids CEO named Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow (Thursday, September 19, 2019)
Dr. Ronald Cohn was formally inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellowship, one of Canada’s highest academic honours, on September 20. An internationally-recognized clinician-scientist, Dr. Cohn was selected for his global leadership and scientific achievements in genetic medicine.

SickKids in the headlines

Canadian study suggests several safeguards to prevent children dying because they are forgotten and left in hot cars (Globe and Mail)

Teens with severe mental illness benefit from continuous primary care as they transition to adulthood, study suggests (Globe and Mail)

'Junior scientists' drooling for chance to help research (CTV News Toronto)

How hospitals are using AI to save their sickest patients and curb alarm fatigue (NBC News)

Medical social workers play vital role in supporting families (Hospital News)

Muscular Dystrophy hope after scientists use gene-editing tool CRISPR to relieve symptoms of the crippling condition in mice (Daily Mail UK

Chronic pain treatment, including use of opioids, needs major overhaul: report (CBC News)