The Children's Research Institute
Children’s National Health System now offers the PLAT-05 trial for pediatric patients with relapsed positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
A new therapy, Kymriah, is now available at Children's National for cancer treatment.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Children’s National Health System, a pediatric academic medical center in Washington, have launched a clinical research partnership devoted to treating and preventing allergic, immunologic and infectious diseases in children. An inaugural symposium will take place at Children’s National on Sept. 17, 2018, to highlight the partnership and discuss current and future directions for its research activities.
Tumors have come up with ingenious strategies that enable them to evade detection and destruction by the immune system. So, a research team that includes Children’s National Health System clinician-researchers has validated a way to outfox the tumors.
Today Children’s National Health System became the first pediatric medical institution in the United States to receive accreditations for both immune effector cells and more than minimal manipulation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Considered the threshold for excellence in cellular therapy, FACT establishes standards for high-quality medical and laboratory practice in the field.
Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will join thousands of their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15.
The majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children’s National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics.
Zhe Han, Ph.D., Center for Cancer and Immunology Research, and his team of researchers studied nephrotic syndrome (NS) associated genes in the Drosophila model and found a link to kidney disease.
New research shows success training t-cells to recognize and fight three life-threatening viruses.