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Targeting a Tough Cancer Using Precision Medicine

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Programs

Wobbling around the house or squealing with glee over his favorite cartoon, 2-year-old Anthony had plenty of toddler energy—but suddenly it disappeared. At first his doctor was not concerned. Then one day Anthony woke up gasping for air.

Austin's Story: The Unofficial Big Brother of the Cancer Unit

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in Programs

As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate patients of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute, like Austin. As the unofficial big brother of the cancer unit, Austin's had an impact on other kids fighting cancer.

Researchers and Athletes Team Up to Study Concussion

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Programs

In many contact sports, a hit to the head is part of the game. But when it happens to a growing brain, what are the long-term effects? This is one of several questions a new concussion study led by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital hopes to answer. The hospital’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences is studying changes in brain function in high school athletes...

Dr. Peter Shaw Joins Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute as Deputy Director

Posted on Aug 03, 2016 in Programs

Pediatric hematologist/oncologist Peter Shaw, M.D. joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on August 1 as Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and Associate Professor of Oncology (PAR) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also serving as the institute’s interim director...

Stroke in Children: What Families Need to Know

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Programs

Most people may think of stroke as a disease affecting older adults, but infants and children can also experience a stroke. In fact, the American Heart Association reports that stroke affects 6 out of every 100,000 children, aged 0-15...

Neurosurgery Robot Brings Hope by Helping Physicians Locate Source of Seizures

Posted on Nov 03, 2015 in Programs

Josh Rosario, age 7, has had epilepsy since early childhood. While his disease has improved under the care of pediatric epileptologist Parrish Winesett, M.D., at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, he still has 50 or more seizures each day. Josh has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a particularly challenging and treatment-resistant form of epilepsy.

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