Have you ever wondered why some people are taller than others? Human height is largely under genetic control, but there is no "height gene." Instead, there are many, many genes that affect human height, and most of them have small effects that add up together with other ones. Sometimes, though, a person can have one genetic change that makes a big difference in their final height. Join Dr. Bill Gibson, Medical Geneticist and co-discoverer of Cohen-Gibson syndrome, for a short talk about genetic effects both large and small. Presented by Dr. William Gibson, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2021)
While chemotherapy and radiation are essential treatments for overcoming medulloblastoma , finding new ways to treat the disease more effectively could lessen the later-in-life impacts of treatment and ensure more children survive.
A team that includes Dr. Poul Sorensen, an investigator with the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children's Hospital, has won an award from the American Association for Cancer Research
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.