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February 5, 2015
In celebration of World Cancer Day, the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced funding for over 80 new cancer research projects across Canada; two of which are for researchers at SickKids.
February 2, 2015
While most cancers grow progressively, accumulating genetic mutations over many years, researchers at SickKids and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute were shocked to find that children with a rare childhood cancer predisposition syndrome develop more mutations than any human cancers by far.
January 26, 2015
A new study led by SickKids highlights the fact that there is significant genetic diversity in autism; it also emphasizes the need to do whole genome sequencing on patients in order to see their complete genetic picture.
January 23, 2015
SickKids Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Christopher Caldarone to the position of Surgeon-in-Chief, effective immediately.
January 13, 2015
The Centre for Global Child Health at SickKids has been granted $9,465,000 from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada over the next five years for the SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nurse Training Programme that improves the health and saves lives of newborns and children in Ghana.
January 13, 2015
Researchers at SickKids led the largest genetic analysis of children with adrenocortical cancer, a rare cancer which occurs predominantly in infants and young children and in adults over 60 years old.
January 7, 2015
As the new year begins, it is a perfect time to make some small positive changes in day-to-day life. Check out this video for some advice from experts at SickKids for a healthier 2015.
January 5, 2015
A Canadian research team led by SickKids has developed an integrated functional and genomic analysis technique to study the different behaviours of individual human cells within a patient-specific glioblastoma.
August 1, 2004
Scientists at SickKids, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have made the unexpected discovery that significant differences can exist in the overall content of DNA and genes contained in individual genomes. These findings point to possible new explanations for individual uniqueness as well as why disease develops.