Research Press Releases

Published on March 15, 2019
Considering the implications of precision medicine for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers   Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for... Read More
Published on March 14, 2019
CHLA researcher receives $1.6M grant to study cellular and genetic changes that underlie retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age and accounts for approximately 4% of childhood cancers. If not diagnosed... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.36M grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to adapt a patient-driven model of care that Clinical Diabetes Director, Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, developed to increase treatment compliance among difficult... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings us closer to understanding an elusive complication of sickle cell disease – the silent stroke. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is rare but devastating. Due to a genetic mutation affecting hemoglobin, the component of the red blood... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
With autism on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles looks at autism in a different way. One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a wide array of conditions affecting a child’s social,... Read More
Published on January 25, 2019
How one doctor born and raised in a tightly knit Filipino culture is poised to dramatically improve the health and well-being of her community Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have... Read More
Published on January 23, 2019
Scientists are piecing together how genes involved in neural development can affect body weight Leading a unique, collaborative research study with scientists across the globe, investigators at the University of Cambridge and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have pinpointed a... Read More
Published on December 20, 2018
Investigator Yong-Mi Kim works to uncover how the body shields leukemia cells from treatment   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most prevalent childhood cancer, with more than 3,000 new cases reported each year. The majority of patients with ALL survive... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
New study reveals how cancer manipulates our immune system to become harder to treat Many factors affect cancer treatment outcome, such as the size and location of the tumor, availability of effective treatments, and timing of intervention. But some cancers are so... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality. She has been awarded nearly $1.3 million by the... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
An international team, led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, issues key findings on Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome LOS ANGELES — According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (... Read More
Published on October 2, 2018
Combining a new, targeted drug with chemotherapy shows promise in children with advanced disease A phase 2 clinical trial has found that combining a novel compound called alisertib with chemotherapy has anti-tumor activity in children with high-risk, relapsed neuroblastoma.... Read More
Published on September 21, 2018
Lee Helman, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is a founding members of a novel cancer consortium announced at the Biden Summit on Sept. 21, 2018 Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the national Biden Cancer Summit, on Sept. 21, to highlight the... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
Finding in retinoblastoma could lead to new interventions Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open the... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Bone Loss Associated with Cerebral Palsy   Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability originating in childhood. Approximately 2 of every 1000 babies born acquire this... Read More
Published on August 23, 2018
CHLA investigators spotlight the need to include obese and overweight subjects in metabolic research to prevent potentially misleading outcomes.   Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigators have demonstrated the need to include a growing constituency of obese and... Read More
Published on June 27, 2018
CHLA and USC researchers team up to design and implant a minimally-invasive device in area around the heart.   Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have demonstrated the feasibility of implanting a... Read More
Published on June 22, 2018
Children's Hospital Los Angeles contributes to large, multisite international ‘Brainstorm’ Project   Investigators found that many common psychiatric disorders are deeply connected on a genetic level, sharing specific genetic risk factors, underscoring the need to... Read More
Published on June 20, 2018
“We thought she had a bug bite,” says Michelle’s mom, “but it turned out to be cancer.” After seeing several doctors, the family was referred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Because the team of specialists at CHLA had access to a specialized genetic test that they helped... Read More
Published on June 18, 2018
Seattle Children’s, with participating members Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s National Health System and BC Children’s Hospital, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals determined to accelerate the development... Read More

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