The Stanford Division of Child Neurology News & Events

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August 17, 2017

A tumor donation yields answers for a devastating form of childhood cancer

Michelle Monje, assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences, authored a new study that provides a better understanding why diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, aggressive brain cancer found in children, metastasizes quickly to a specific part of the brain. The findings could help the advancement of drugs to treat the disease. 

May 19, 2017

Stanford: New children’s hospital built on belief of nature’s ability to ‘heal and uplift’

The pediatric and obstetric centers of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will debut in December, opening its doors to children and expectant mothers at new facilities that more than double the existing campus.

May 9, 2017

Counting down to December opening of new Packard Children’s Hospital

More than doubling its current size, the expanded Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design.

January 17, 2017

What Parents Should Know about Febrile Seizures

Upwards of 1 in 25 young children will have one.  Why you shouldn't be alarmed and what to do.

February 4, 2016

Why Stanford Children’s Health is America’s Leading Training Ground for Child Neurologists

The Stanford University School of Medicine has more students graduating who go into neurology than any other medical school in the country. And largely, they’re going into child neurology. It’s a success that speaks a synergy of education, innovation, science and care that is unique to Stanford. 

December 22, 2015

Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study

Doctors have learned more about a "polio-like" mystery illness that has stricken dozens of American children, but its exact cause remains elusive, according to a new report.

November 6, 2015

Story of family's tumor donation inspires more donations, Stanford Medicine News

After Dylan’s death on Jan. 8, 2009, Monje and her colleagues transformed his tumor into the first cell culture of its type anywhere in the world. A few months later, a story in Stanford Medicine magazine about the Jewetts’ gift inspired more families to make similar donations, further boosting the research.

May 21, 2015

Medelita Announces the Recipient of $25,000 The Right Fit H.E.R.O Honorarium

Medical attire innovator Medelita has named Dr. Jonathan Santoro winner of the 2015 The Right Fit H.E.R.O. Honorarium. Dr. Santoro's candidacy was among 200 nominations of medical residents throughout the United States.

May 4, 2015

Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor, Stanford-led study finds

A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that now lacks chemotherapy treatments.

April 23, 2015

Brain tumor growth stimulated by nerve activity in the cortex, study finds

New research shows that high-grade gliomas, the deadliest human brain tumors, increase their growth by hijacking some of the machinery of neuroplasticity, which normally helps the brain form new synapses.

March 3, 2015

A look at stem cells and "chemobrain"

This blog highlights a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine video featuring Michelle Monje, assistant professor of neurology, in which she explains the effects of cancer treatment on the brain.

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