Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy […]

12/07/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left, and mother, Janet. (AP Photo/Murnaghan Family)

Pa. girl to leave hospital after lung transplants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose plight for a new pair of lungs spurred a national debate over organ transplants is going home Tuesday, her mother said Monday. In a posting on her […]

08/26/2013

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Girl who got new lungs in Pa. has pneumonia

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who had two adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations has developed pneumonia in her right lung. Sarah Murnaghan’s mother wrote […]

07/08/2013

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Pa. girl doing well after 2nd lung transplant

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant amid a national debate over the organ allocation process has undergone a second transplant after the first failed and is now taking […]

06/28/2013

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Pa. girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung transplant on Wednesday, the girl’s family said. Sarah Murnaghan, […]

06/13/2013

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Pa. girl who took on organ donor rules gets lung

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation drew public debate over how donated lungs are allocated was getting a transplant Wednesday, her family said. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers […]

06/12/2013

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Pa. girl gets on lung donor list; boy also sues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dying Pennsylvania girl has been placed on the adult waiting list for donated lungsamid a court fight over the nation’s transplant rules with help from a judge who granted another petition Thursday […]

06/06/2013

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Spokesman: Girl’s condition is worsening

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family spokeswoman says a dying 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl’s condition has worsened as she awaits a lung transplant. The national organ transplant network complied with a judge’s unusual order last night and […]

06/06/2013