CHOP Research Institute

Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

10-year-old Daniel was a healthy active boy when his body began to swell. A massive overgrowth of his lymphatic system was overwhelming his major organs. Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Applied Genomics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said, 'He had such an overgrowth of the lymphatic vessels that he was leaking fluid into the pericardium, which is the membrane around the heart'. His team used zebrafish and a cancer drug to save his life.
Article by: UPMatters; November 16, 2019