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July 29, 2021

Updating risk classification to help tailor treatments for neuroblastoma globally

New research co-led by SickKids and CHOP offers a new classification system to help clinicians more precisely assess risk and tailor treatment for children with neuroblastoma.

July 23, 2021

New research shows sarcoma’s origins could be decades in the making

Scientists from Sinai Health and SickKids have identified three subtypes of leiomyosarcoma, or LMS, a sarcoma common in adults, and found evidence its origins begin years prior to diagnosis.

July 19, 2021

New Science Brief outlines guidance for return to in-person school

Science Brief created by SickKids, CHEO, Science Table and other Ontario hospitals provides guidance on COVID-19 mitigation measures for a return to in-person school in September 2021.

July 8, 2021

SickKids releases new research on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child and youth mental, physical health

Some findings are not yet peer-reviewed; point to urgent need to prioritize child and youth mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

June 24, 2021

SickKids research finds rates of accidental cannabis ingestion and severe intoxication in young children rose after legalization

Increases in unintentional ingestions and intensive care admissions for severe cannabis poisoning in children were primarily due to exposure to recently approved cannabis edibles.

June 23, 2021

Closing the chapter on caring for critically ill adults at SickKids

Over the last few months, SickKids staff have come together to achieve something we’ve never done before – supporting our health-care system by taking in adults.

June 16, 2021

SickKids researchers develop promising 'super molecule' that boosts viral neutralization against COVID-19

‘Super molecule’ has been shown in the lab to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, stopping the virus before it invades host cells.

June 15, 2021

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

Four researchers at SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

June 14, 2021

Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

June 11, 2021

Five-year-old Scarlett gets a virtual tour of SickKids labs

SickKids staff help answer Scarlett’s curious questions about what happens to her blood after it’s drawn.

June 9, 2021

“Say Nay to the X-ray”: A new toolkit to reduce unneeded ankle X-rays and send paediatric patients home faster

Research at SickKids shows the vast majority of paediatric ankle injuries are low risk and don’t require X-rays during emergency department visits.

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June 8, 2021

Statement on Islamophobic attack on London family

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn reflects on the hate-motivated attack against a Muslim family in London, Ontario. SickKids stands in solidarity with the Muslim community.

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