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Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, recognized by ISSCR for contributions to basic and translational research in hematological disorders

March 25, 2019
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) announced that Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, is the recipient of its 2019 Tobias Award Lecture.

Transplants from any donor, without toxicity?

February 06, 2019
Pre-treatment with an antibody-drug combination avoids side effects in mice; could substitute for current toxic regimens using chemotherapy or radiation

Multi-center study led by Dana-Farber/Boston Children's contributes to FDA approval of a new treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

February 04, 2019
Multi-center study led by Dana-Farber/Boston Children's contributes to FDA approval of a new treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Boston Children’s Hospital to receive $1.5M to initiate basic work to expand gene therapy treatment of sickle cell disease into developing countries

December 19, 2018
The research will focus on adapting gene therapy for use in low-resource areas with high rates of the disease.

CRISPR-Cas9 screen opens new targets for Ewing sarcoma, other childhood cancers

December 18, 2018
In this Vector report, research finds that drugs targeting the TP53 pathway can curb tumor cell proliferation in Ewing sarcoma.

New gene therapy strategy for sickle cell disease shows early promise in humans

December 01, 2018
A patient with a severe form of sickle cell disease is symptom-free after gene therapy knocks down BCL11A and restores fetal hemoglobin production.

Fishing for new leads in rare mucosal melanoma

November 01, 2018
Vector reports that zebrafish are helping scientists dissect intricate molecular pathways in cancer and discover new treatment approaches.

Dana-Farber and Boston Children’s Hospital teams win Moonshot grants

October 05, 2018
The federal Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot program has awarded two grants of $2.5 million over five years to two research teams led by scientists from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

In zebrafish, a way to find new cancer therapies, targeting tumor promoters

September 20, 2018
Vector reports on a new study that finds that retinoic acid, best known as an acne treatment, may also be effective in treating adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Leslie Kean, MD, PhD, joins Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Stem Cell Transplantation program

August 08, 2018
Kean will assume overall leadership in the program’s clinical practice and research in coordination with the Clinical Director, Leslie Lehmann, MD.
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