According to a new study by BC Children’s Hospital investigators, epidural analgesia during labour and delivery is not associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.
Watch Mini Med School 2019 Sessions
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History of Cancer
Uncover the history of cancer and learn more about the earliest evidence of this disease and the developments that have lead to modern treatments. Presented by Dr. David Dix, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.
What Is Cancer?
What is cancer? Depends who you ask. Let's look at the perspectives of patients faced with a cancer diagnosis. Our journey will span the bedside to the bench. Presented by Dr. James Lim, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Investigator, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program. | Watch here.
The Role of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Cancer Therapy
Learn about the biology of alloimmune responses in the context of an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation as a balance between the graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effects and graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). Presented by Dr. Jacob Rozmus, Investigator & Pediatric Hematologist, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.
CAR T Cell Therapy: Engineering the Immune System to Fight Pediatric Cancer
Take a closer look at the role of T cells in cancer therapy and the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Explore the early successes and challenges in the development of CAR T cell therapy in pediatric leukemia. Presented by Dr. Amanda Li, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Attending Physician, BC Children's Hospital. | Watch here.
Tumour Genomics and Precision Oncology
Take a closer look at cancer genomics and pediatric oncology outcomes. Investigate precision oncology and its role in targeted therapeutics in cancer care. Presented by Dr. Rebecca Deyell, Investigator & Physician, BC Children's Hospital; Scientist, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.
Leukemia in Children and Teenagers: From Compassion to Cure
Examine the biology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of childhood and adolescent leukemia and its treatment. Participants will learn more about the complications of treatment, psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer care, long-term follow-up and the adolescent patient experience. Presented by Dr. Paul D'Alessandro, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, BC Children's Hospital. | Watch here.
Pediatric Leukemia: A Trailblazer in the Development of New Cancer Treatments
Uncover pediatric leukemia and its underlying biology. Learn more about current research and how it directly benefits patients with this disease and other cancers. Presented by Dr. Gregor Reid, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Scientist, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.
Pharmacogenomics: How Our DNA Can Help Guide Safer and More Effective Cancer Treatments
Pharmacogenomics is a form of precision medicine that aims to improve the safety and effectiveness of cancer therapies by incorporating patient DNA information into treatment options. Presented by Dr. Colin Ross, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC; Associate Member, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC. | Watch here.
"Cured!" Now What?
Investigate what it takes to care for survivors of childhood cancer and their unique physical and psychosocial health concerns. Presented by Dr. Kristin Marr, Physician, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & BMT, BC Children's Hospital & Surrey Memorial Hospital. | Watch here.
Up Close and Personal: A Conversation with the Healthcare Team
Join us for a candid discussion on pediatric cancer. Our panelists come from diverse backgrounds and include a pediatric cancer survivor, oncologist, oncology nurse and other members of the healthcare team. Moderated by Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, Investigator & Physician, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.