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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation awards $4.95 million to Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s researchers as part of its Crazy 8 Initiative to advance pediatric cancer research

March 16, 2021
The grant was given to Leonard Zon, MD, of Boston Children’s Hospital who will collaborate extensively with other scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, including Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD; Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD; Fernando Camargo, PhD; and Serine Avagyan, MD, PhD.

Childhood cancer survivors, providers satisfied with video visits for long-term follow-up

March 04, 2021
A report by Dana-Farber/Boston Children's researchers on the study of video conferencing was published in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

Stuart Orkin receives $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for his groundbreaking research on the genetics of inherited blood disorders

March 02, 2021
His remarkable body of work has not only revolutionized our understanding of how these illnesses occur but has also led to promising new gene-based therapies for thalassemia and sickle cell disease, two inherited blood disorders that affect millions of people around the world.

Targeted therapy for children with leukemia can provide substantial benefit, study finds

February 09, 2021
Genomic testing of patient leukemia cells uncovers genetic alterations that can be targeted by drug therapies in many patients.

Stuart H. Orkin Receives the 2021 ISSCR Tobias Lecture Award

February 04, 2021
Established in 2015 and supported by the Tobias Foundation, the prize recognizes original and promising basic hematology research as well as direct translational or clinical research related to cell therapy in hematological disorders.

In landmark study, an arthritis drug appears to prevent deadly acute graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant

January 15, 2021
Abatacept (Orencia) reduces rates of acute GVHD, boosts survival in Phase 2 multicenter trial.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Faculty Named 2021 Top Doctors

January 05, 2021
Boston magazine has named a number of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center faculty members to its annual "Top Doctors" guide.

Amazon surprises Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s with a $500,000 donation during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 28, 2020
The gift will support pediatric research, holiday gifts, and virtual events for pediatric patients and their families as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's named a top pediatric cancer program

June 16, 2020
U.S. News & World Report has named Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the top pediatric cancer program in New England and #2 in the nation in its 2020-21 Best Children's Hospitals report.

Population-based registry data identifies novel cancer patterns in families of childhood cancer patients

May 20, 2020
A collaboration between the Finnish Cancer Registry and Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center explored the utility of population-based registry data to screen childhood cancer patients for history of familial cancer. The study opened a new method for identifying high risk families that may reveal possible novel cancer predisposition genes.
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