Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Your Impact on Care

Dear Friends, At Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, we are committed to caring for children and expectant mothers, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Your support of the Children’...
Megan AlpersWednesday, August 30, 2017

Your Support Helps Edgar’s Family Through Their Most Difficult Times

When Edgar’s family learned that their sweet 14-year-old boy had cancer, they found themselves in a swirl of uncertainty. Their life was suddenly a sea of doctors, nurses, surgeries, chemotherapy,...
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Jennifer YuanTuesday, May 23, 2017

Translating Discoveries into Cures—Faster

Mary Leonard’s own children always know when she’s working in the hospital. They get unexpected text messages from her, reminding them to look both ways before they cross the street. It’s usually on...
Tom AhernTuesday, May 23, 2017

Bubble Boy 2.0

Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, has already cured “Bubble Boy” disease. What incurable disease will she cure next? Fixing a single gene gave a child back the immune system he’d lacked at birth, allowing...
Juile GreiciusTuesday, May 23, 2017

Unleashing Cancer Immunotherapy Against a Diabolical Disease

It was in 6th grade that Crystal Mackall, MD, associate director of the Stanford Cancer Institute and professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology) and of medicine at the Stanford University School...
Giselle Contreras, age 5, and her mom, Gabriella Medrano-ContrerasTuesday, May 23, 2017

Even Wondergirl Needs Heroes

GABRIELLA: The day before Giselle’s 3rd birthday, we came to Packard Children’s. She had been sick for two weeks, and we wanted more extensive testing done. On the way home, I received a phone call...
Erin DigitaleTuesday, May 23, 2017

Stanford scientists describe stem-cell and gene-therapy advances in scientific symposium

Using stem cells and gene therapy to treat or cure disease may still sound like science fiction, but a recent scientific meeting here emphasized all the fronts on which it is moving closer and closer...
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Kathy ZonanaTuesday, May 23, 2017

Bad for the bone: The toll of childhood chronic disease

Mary Leonard, MD, is pointing at a spine MRI scan of a young adult who had a bone marrow transplant in childhood. “That vertebra is compressed,” said Leonard, a professor of pediatrics and of...
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Paul CostelloTuesday, May 23, 2017

Immunotherapy: New hope in treating cancer

Listen to the podcast There’s a new kid on the block in cancer treatment. Actually it’s an old kid who’s been around for awhile but is being heralded as new and potentially groundbreaking: immuno-...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thank You Notes

Every day, donors like you make gifts of all sizes to build a healthier future for children and expectant mothers. Your support makes our hospital a special place for our patients and families, and...
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