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April 20, 2015
The transplant teams at SickKids and Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network have collaborated on a successful living donor liver transplant for three-year-old Binh Wagner.
April 16, 2015
Dr. Eric Bouffet, Director of the Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at SickKids, has been elected President of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).
April 14, 2015
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.
April 14, 2015
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.
April 1, 2015
New research from SickKids, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre shines light on new prevention opportunities.
March 31, 2015
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
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 patients and staff celebrated Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness on March 26, with the grand opening of the expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).
March 27, 2015
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.
March 25, 2015
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.
March 23, 2015
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.