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TORONTO, Ontario M5G 1X8
Global Leader in Tumors
Global Leader in Leukemia
Conducts research for Brain Tumor
Conducts research for Neuroblastoma
Conducts research for Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
964 reported clinical trials
83 medical researchers
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Summary

The Hospital for Sick Children is a medical facility located in TORONTO, Ontario. This center is recognized for care of Tumors, Leukemia, Brain Tumor, Neuroblastoma, Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma and other specialties. The Hospital for Sick Children is involved with conducting 964 clinical trials across 1,130 conditions. There are 83 research doctors associated with this hospital, such as Daniel Morgenstern, MBChir, Eric Bouffet, MD, Vijay Ramaswamy, and Indra Narang, MD.

Area of expertise

1Tumors
Global Leader
The Hospital for Sick Children has run 77 trials for Tumors. Some of their research focus areas include:
Stage IV
Stage I
Stage II
2Leukemia
Global Leader
The Hospital for Sick Children has run 76 trials for Leukemia. Some of their research focus areas include:
Stage II
t(8;21)(q22;q22) positive
t(16;16)(p13;q22) positive

Top PIs

Clinical Trials running at The Hospital for Sick Children

Leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Syndrome
Hemophilia A
Ovarian Tumors
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Sleep Apnea
Ulcerative Colitis
Acute Leukemia
Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
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Stem Cell Transplantation

for Leukemia

This phase III trial compares hematopoietic (stem) cell transplantation (HCT) using mismatched related donors (haploidentical [haplo]) versus matched unrelated donors (MUD) in treating children, adolescents, and young adults with acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). HCT is considered standard of care treatment for patients with high-risk acute leukemia and MDS. In HCT, patients are given very high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, which is intended to kill cancer cells that may be resistant to more standard doses of chemotherapy; unfortunately, this also destroys the normal cells in the bone marrow, including stem cells. After the treatment, patients must have a healthy supply of stem cells reintroduced or transplanted. The transplanted cells then reestablish the blood cell production process in the bone marrow. The healthy stem cells may come from the blood or bone marrow of a related or unrelated donor. If patients do not have a matched related donor, doctors do not know what the next best donor choice is. This trial may help researchers understand whether a haplo related donor or a MUD HCT for children with acute leukemia or MDS is better or if there is no difference at all.
Recruiting2 awards Phase 3
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Imatinib + Chemotherapy

for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This study is evaluating whether a combination of drugs may help treat patients with a specific type of leukemia.
Recruiting2 awards Phase 3
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Blinatumomab + Chemotherapy

for Leukemia

This study is evaluating whether a combination of chemotherapy and a monoclonal antibody may be more effective than chemotherapy alone in treating patients with B-lymphoblastic leukemia or B-ly
Recruiting2 awards Phase 36 criteria

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of research happens at The Hospital for Sick Children?
The Hospital for Sick Children is a medical facility located in TORONTO, Ontario. This center is recognized for care of Tumors, Leukemia, Brain Tumor, Neuroblastoma, Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma and other specialties. The Hospital for Sick Children is involved with conducting 964 clinical trials across 1,130 conditions. There are 83 research doctors associated with this hospital, such as Daniel Morgenstern, MBChir, Eric Bouffet, MD, Vijay Ramaswamy, and Indra Narang, MD.
Where is The Hospital for Sick Children located?
**The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)** - **Location:** Downtown Toronto, University Avenue, between Gerrard and Elm streets. Main entrance at 170 Elizabeth St. - **Transport:** Accessible by subway on the University-Spadina line (Line 1). Exit at Queen's Park station and walk one block south or St. Patrick station and walk two blocks north.
Who should I call to ask about financial aid or insurance network?
For financial assistance and insurance inquiries at The Hospital for Sick Children, contact the Financial Information Center at 800-787-0021 option 6. Assistance is available for uninsured, underinsured, or those ineligible for government programs, based on family income, residency, and medical necessity. Required documentation for full assistance includes gross monthly family income, proof of ineligibility for government programs, identification, proof of address, and school verification for patients if applicable.
What insurance does The Hospital for Sick Children accept?
The Hospital for Sick Children accepts a variety of insurance plans, including All Kids, FamilyCare, and Medicaid. Coverage includes a comprehensive range of services: doctor and clinic services, dental, emergency, hospital and maternity care, surgeries, medications, lab and X-ray, mental health and substance abuse treatment, family planning, medical supplies and equipment, transportation for emergency care, home health services, early intervention, audiology, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, care for developmental disabilities, skilled pediatric nursing, nursing home services, regular checkups and vaccinations for children, renal dialysis, nursing care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, hospice care, and respiratory equipment. Eligible families may receive assistance with transportation for medical appointments.
What awards or recognition has The Hospital for Sick Children received?
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto is renowned for its extensive research contributions and advanced patient care, making it one of Canada's leading research-intensive hospitals. It houses Canada's largest hospital-based child health research institute, the SickKids Research Institute, which is at the forefront of groundbreaking research that benefits children worldwide. SickKids has been awarded $17.9 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation for research projects aimed at understanding memory formation, enhancing genomics capacity, and advancing precision child health, and collaborates with notable organizations to develop cutting-edge children's hospitals and research centers.