Research Communications

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Research Communications, part of the department of Marketing Communications, works to advance the research mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by sharing stories of innovative investigations conducted at The Saban Research Institute. Through our own publications, as well as television, print and radio interviews conducted by the media, we increase public awareness of our scientists and our transformational research programs.

The goal of our work in Research Communications is to reach other members of the scientific community and spark collaboration, alert parents about cutting edge therapies available to their child through clinical trials, introduce philanthropists to the work of our scientists and inspire a love of science in students of all ages.


Our most current news releases are provided below.

See all research press releases.

  • Natural (Born) Killer Cells Battle Pediatric Leukemia
  • Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells that can be used to destroy the cancer cells.



  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded Over $1 Million by St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) several grants totaling more than $1 million.  The grants will help fund translational research of the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) consortium; a career development award for investigating drug resistance in children with leukemia; and summer fellowships in pediatric brain cancer and leukemia.


Our annual report, Research Highlights, covers the accomplishments of our researchers and physician-scientists who work tirelessly to advance the care that is provided at the bedsides of our patients. Read the current 2013 issue.

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