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October 22, 2021

Largest international study of rare childhood brain cancer shows early molecular diagnosis and aggressive therapy could improve patient outcomes

SickKids researchers offer new insights into the features of ETMR brain tumours and outline potential guidelines for testing and treatment approaches.

October 8, 2021

Study confirms efficiency of app that quickly assesses risk of cancer predisposition syndromes in children with cancer

A screening tool developed at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and SickKids is able to differentiate between a low or high likelihood of having a cancer predisposition syndrome in children and youth with cancer.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

September 17, 2021

SickKids among top three paediatric health-care centres worldwide in Nature Index rankings

SickKids also named top Canadian health-care institution in high-quality research.

September 8, 2021

SickKids’ Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta awarded 2021 Roux Prize for public health achievement

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta was named the recipient of the 2021 Roux Prize, recognized for his research and public policy contributions to global maternal and child health and nutrition.

September 7, 2021

Dr. Peter Szatmari joins the prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Peter Szatmari was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his contributions to child and youth mental health and to the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in areas such as diagnosis, measurement and genetics.

August 16, 2021

Study finds cancer screening tool may help predict risk of developing a new cancer among childhood cancer survivors

Research led by SickKids and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre found that a novel cancer predisposition screening tool shows promise for helping doctors better predict which childhood cancer survivors may be at risk of developing future cancers.

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 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 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.

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