The Stanford Division of Child Neurology News & Events
Apr April 12 - 13 Thu-Fri 2018
2018 Childx Symposium
April 19, 2018
Bereaved mother Mycah Clemons raised money for a summer scholarship at Stanford for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The move sparked a series of experiments that have led to a possible treatment for the tumor.
April 19, 2018
A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.
April 16, 2018
In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it for destruction. The Stanford discovery is moving to human trials.
April 9, 2018
Gracin Hahne was just an infant when she experienced her first seizure, caused by benign tumors - called tubors - in her brain. By the time she was 3 years old, the seizures had gotten out of control, no longer responding to medication and significantly affecting her cognitive development. Her medical team at Stanford used an innovative procedure using a robot to remove the tubors and eliminate the cause of Gracin's seizures for good.
December 15, 2017
Congratulations to our friends at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: The new hospital is officially open. Last weekend, 91 patients were safely transferred to the newly renovated part of the building.
December 5, 2017
Slated to welcome its first patients on December 9, the building more than doubles the size of the existing hospital. The existing facility, now renamed the “West” building, will remain open and undergo remodeling over the next few years, while the new “Main” building will provide 521,000 square feet of new space, 3.5 acres of healing gardens and 149 patient beds
September 20, 2017
High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.
August 17, 2017
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
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
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
Upwards of 1 in 25 young children will have one. Why you shouldn't be alarmed and what to do.
February 4, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.