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February 5, 2015

SickKids receives funding for brain cancer research on World Cancer Day

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.

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February 2, 2015

Study identifies highest mutation load in any human cancer

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.

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January 28, 2015

Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee named to the Order of Canada

Drs. Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee have been named Member and Officer, respectively, of the Order of Canada.

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January 26, 2015

Largest genome sequencing study finds surprises: siblings’ autism may have different genetic causes

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

Dr. Christopher Caldarone appointed Surgeon-in-Chief

SickKids Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Christopher Caldarone to the position of Surgeon-in-Chief, effective immediately.

January 13, 2015

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health welcomes significant grant for more paediatric nurse training in Ghana

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.

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January 13, 2015

Discovering how a rare cancer grows: SickKids researchers uncover genetics behind adrenal gland cancer

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

SickKids advice for a Healthier 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.

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January 5, 2015

Understanding a complex brain cancer: SickKids-led study links genetics of cells with diverse growth and drug-resistant behaviours within the same tumour

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

Surprising discovery reveals gains or losses of large segments of DNA in healthy people

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.

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