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Oncologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Chair International Childhood Cancer Organization
Date:12/7/2009

Dr. Adamson's life-long dedication to children with cancer is remarkable and we remain committed to supporting the efforts of the Children's Oncology Group to conquer childhood cancer."

A resident of Medford, N.J., Dr. Adamson received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and performed his pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1984 to 1987. He then became a fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, where he also served as a Biotechnology Fellow, a Children's Cancer Foundation Research Scholar, an Investigator and an attending physician over the course of 12 years before coming to Children's Hospital.

About the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 441-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

About the Children's Oncology Group: Children's Oncology Group (COG), the world's largest cooperative pediatric cancer research organization, which includes every recognized pediatric cancer program in North America, comprises a network of more than 5,000 physician, nurse, and other clinical and laboratory investigators whose collaboration in clinical and translational research has turned childhood cancer from a virtually incurable disease to one
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