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Gene That Causes Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Is Found
Date:8/25/2008

. The study could not have been done, say the authors, without the support and resources of the Children's Oncology Group.

Among Mosse's and Maris's co-authors were Garrett M. Brodeur, M.D., of the Division of Oncology and Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Children's Hospital, as well as Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Applied Genomics at Children's Hospital. The above co-authors are also faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Other collaborators were from the National Institute for Cancer Research, Genoa, Italy; Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.; and the University of Rome "La Sapienza."

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 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

Contact: Rachel Salis-Silverman

Phone: (267) 426-6063

Salis@email.chop.edu


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