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Connecticut Children’s Doctor Co-Authors Nationwide Study that Uses Personalized Medicine to Predict Complications in Children Newly Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease March 17, 2017

Using a patient’s personal genetic makeup, a team of medical researchers led by a Connecticut Children’s gastroenterologist has discovered a new way to predict if a child newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease will require major surgery within 3 to 5 years.

Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Alliance Gift Helps Expand Clinical Trials for Cancer Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center February 22, 2017

A $500,000 gift from the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Alliance will help Connecticut Children’s Medical Center expand the availability of clinical trials to adolescents and young adults with cancer, a patient population that has not seen as many therapeutic advances in cancer treatment over the past 30 years as compared with younger and older patient populations. The new gift brings the Alliance’s total giving to Connecticut Children’s to $1 million in memory of Gene and Lorraine Saccos’ son, Reid, who died in 2005 at the age of 20, following a two-year battle with sarcoma.

Connecticut Cancer Physician Leading IBM’s Global Crowdsourcing Research Effort “Smash Childhood Cancer” in the United States January 31, 2017

A Connecticut physician is seeking the public’s help in finding new effective treatments for childhood cancers.  Along with a team of international researchers and IBM, Ching Lau, MD, is actively searching for the right drug compound that could affect the key molecules and proteins that control cancer cells in several common childhood cancers. Finding drug candidates can be an expensive and slow process.

Leading Oncologist and Cancer Researcher Ching C. Lau Joins Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The Jackson Laboratory, and UConn School of Medicine October 7, 2016

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine, and the UConn School of Medicine have made their first joint appointment: the distinguished pediatric oncologist and cancer researcher Ching C. Lau, M.D., Ph.D.

World’s Top Researcher on Rare, Genetic Liver Disease Coming to Connecticut September 19, 2016

Leading pediatric endocrinologist and scientist, Dr. David A. Weinstein and his world-renowned Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) Program is moving to Connecticut’s UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in early 2017.

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