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Jun 29, 2015, 14:27 ET
John M. Maris, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is senior author of a new study in Nature Genetics. Dr. Maris and fellow researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma detailed in this study how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children.

Pinpointing Mutations in a Relapsed Children's Cancer May Point to Improved Treatments

Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to...

Jun 29, 2015, 08:00 ET

Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones

 Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children....

Jun 28, 2015, 17:04 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 19th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 19th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

 Over 1,800 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 19th annual Family...

Jun 26, 2015, 15:43 ET

6abc does the 4th BIG!

 On Saturday, July 4th, Philadelphia celebrates red, white, and blue... BIG! 6abc is the proud broadcast partner for the Wawa Welcome America!...

Jun 25, 2015, 09:11 ET
SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting celebrates its recent TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award by offering guests booking 10 or more rooms now through June 30, 2016, discounted rates and double Marriott Rewards points. For information, visit www.SpringHillSuitesPlymouthMeetingSocials.com or call 1-610-940-0400.

SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting Celebrates 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence With Savings For Event Planners

State-of-the-art amenities. Stylish suites. Stellar service. Guests of SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting have spoken, and the world's...

Jun 25, 2015, 06:00 ET

Gospel Music Superstars Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard and More to Bring Free Night of Uplifting Music to Philadelphia

 McDonald's® Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to Philadelphia for a free night of inspiration. Some of gospel...

Jun 24, 2015, 09:49 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard has received TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence award for earning rave guest reviews and maintaining an overall rating of at least four out of five over the last 12 months. For information, visit www.courtyardPHLNavyYard.com or call 1-215-644-9200.

Courtyard Philadelphia South At The Navy Yard Receives Certificate Of Excellence Award

 Modern decor. State-of-the-art amenities. Exceptional customer service. Guests of Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard have spoken,...

Jun 23, 2015, 09:33 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale celebrates the recent opening of its new restaurant, The Porch, with a special Dining Experience Package featuring deluxe accommodations from just $149 to $239 a night with a $25 food and beverage credit at the restaurant. For information, www.ThePorchLansdale.com or call 1-215-412-8686.

New Restaurant At Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Hopes To Entice Locals To Swing By Again And Again

 Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale invites guests and locals to sip and savor in an all new setting while enjoying special savings. Home to The...

Jun 22, 2015, 12:17 ET
Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has been appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appointed by President Obama to National Cancer Advisory Board

 Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and a professor of...

Jun 18, 2015, 09:21 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting has announced that event planners who book and actualize 10 or more guest rooms by June 30, 2016, will receive double Marriott Rewards points plus discounts on guest room reservations, event space reservations and catering. For information, visit www.CourtyardPlymouthMeetingSocials.com or call 1-610-238-0695.

Discover Philly After Hosting A Stylish Event At Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting

Host an intimate wedding reception, bridal shower, family reunion or other special event at Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting, and once the...

Jun 16, 2015, 10:55 ET
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and partners return more than $41 million to the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

United Way and Partners Return $41 Million to Local Taxpayers

In the 2015 tax season, more than $41 million was returned to taxpayers in our region because of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program...

Jun 15, 2015, 12:41 ET

Short Boys Are Two to Three Times as Likely as Short Girls to Receive Growth Hormone

Short boys are three times more likely than short girls to receive recombinant human growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature (ISS),...

Jun 11, 2015, 10:11 ET
SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Willow Grove has been awarded TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence, recognized for the hotel's outstanding guest reviews praising spacious suites, reasonable rates and stellar service. For information, visit www.SpringHillSuitesWillowGroveSocials.com or call 1-215-657-7800.

SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Willow Grove Offers a Convenient and Stylish Stay for Your Event

Excellent amenities. Immaculate rooms. Exceptional service. Guests of SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Willow Grove have spoken, and the world's...

Jun 09, 2015, 08:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Once Again Among U.S. News & World Report's Top Children's Hospitals

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has once again ranked among the country's best in the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report...

Jun 08, 2015, 11:31 ET

Many Newly Licensed Drivers Don't Know How To Drive

 Passing the state driver's licensing test does not always mean new drivers have the critical skills they need to drive safely. In fact, for...

Jun 01, 2015, 15:33 ET
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI's more than 3,300 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. NIRI Philadelphia includes more than 50 members from a variety...

Philadelphia Chapter Of The National Investor Relations Institute Selects 2015-2016 Officers

The Philadelphia chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute has elected the following slate of officers for the 2015-2016 program year:...

May 21, 2015, 13:34 ET

Philadelphia University Announces Executive Dean Matt Dane Baker as Provost

Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, will become provost at Philadelphia University...

May 21, 2015, 12:13 ET
CHOP's Dr. Michael A. Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology from American College of Endocrinology (Photo Credit: Jean Whiteside Photography)

CHOP's Dr. Michael A. Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology from American College of Endocrinology

Michael A. Levine, MD, FACE, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Master of...

May 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Launch Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence for Children with Degenerative Inherited White Matter Diseases

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the launch of a Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at the Calliope Joy Foundation's...

May 18, 2015, 14:26 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia, Pa.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new 135,000-square-foot Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of...