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April 16, 2015

Eric Bouffet elected President of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology

Dr. Eric Bouffet, Director of the Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at SickKids, has been elected President of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).

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April 14, 2015

Dr. Michael Salter appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

Following an extensive international search, Dr. Michael Salter has been appointed Chief of Research at SickKids. Salter will assume his new responsibilities as Chief of Research on July 1, 2015 following Dr. Janet Rossant’s completion of her 10-year term.

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April 14, 2015

New approach to otherwise fatal early-childhood brain tumour improves survival by up to 50 per cent

A team of researchers led by SickKids has defined a way treat patients with rhabdoid tumours using personalized medicine and high-dose chemotherapy resulting in a 40 to 50 per cent improvement in survivability.

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April 1, 2015

Largest-ever suicide-risk study identifies new prevention opportunity

New research from SickKids, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre shines light on new prevention opportunities.

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March 31, 2015

SickKids researchers gain important insight on “undruggable” disease

Novel research from SickKids may lead to new drug therapies for children with cerebral cavernous malformation – a disease that is caused by the progressive growth of large lesions in the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord.

March 30, 2015

Task Force Takes on Canada’s Urgent Child Obesity Challenge with New Guidelines

Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issued its latest guidelines on the prevention and management of childhood obesity. With 1 in 3 children classified as either overweight or obese in Canada the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in the last 40 years.

March 30, 2015

SickKids celebrates Purple Day with the opening of the expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

SickKids patients and staff celebrated Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness on March 26, with the grand opening of the expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).

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March 27, 2015

SickKids scientists discover how mutations depress platelet production and increase leukemia risk

Researchers at SickKids have shown for the first time how mutations in the ETV6 gene, that increase the risk of developing leukemia, can also interfere with production of platelets.

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March 25, 2015

SickKids Chief of Research and University of Toronto Professor, Dr. Janet Rossant, named recipient of 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

Dr. Janet Rossant has been named the recipient of the 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, in recognition of her extensive scientific contributions to developmental biology, her international leadership in stem cell biology and policy-making, and for her pivotal role in advancing research programs for children’s health.

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March 23, 2015

SickKids – UHN collaboration results in life-saving transplant

At the beginning of March, three-year-old Phuoc Wagner returned home to her twin sister Binh and seven other siblings, after a successful living donor liver transplant – the liver donated by her father Michael Wagner of Kingston, Ontario.

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March 20, 2015

Explore. Learn. Evolve: Kids Science receives new funding to expand community outreach

The Standard Life Kids Science program at SickKids has been awarded a 2014/2015 PromoScience grant from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

March 20, 2015

Over-the-counter medicine: Just because it’s not prescription doesn’t mean it can’t cause harm

During National Poison Prevention Week which runs March 15 to 21, it is important for parents and the public to know how to prevent unintentional poisoning.

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