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Features, news, stories and interviews from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

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GOSH patients, families and staff mark International Childhood Cancer Day

16 Feb 2024, 12:01 p.m.

Yesterday (15 February) was International Childhood Cancer Day 2024. To mark this important day, we joined GOSH's nursing, physiotherapy and dietetics teams to take over the Lagoon – a restaurant and café inside the hospital.

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Aisha's story

7 Feb 2024, noon

Aisha was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a long-term condition where the gut becomes inflamed, when she was four years old.

Now 15, Aisha has been coming to GOSH ever since. Here she shares her journey so far.

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From three relapses to over four years in remission – meet Josh

18 Jan 2024, 2:07 p.m.

The new Children’s Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) will help young people like Josh.

Josh was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) at his local children’s hospital when he was five and started chemotherapy right awa…

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Finding new ways of accurately diagnosing brain tumours associated with epilepsy in children

17 Jan 2024, 10:15 a.m.

In 2023, a group of researchers led by Professor Thomas Jacques, Professor of Paediatric Neuropathology at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH), made significant advances towards accurately diagnosing glioneuronal tumours …

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Play Specialist Lizzie reflects on 25 years at GOSH

19 Dec 2023, 1:16 p.m.

Senior Play Specialist Lizzie Penn started at GOSH as a volunteer in 1998. Twenty-five years on, she’s more passionate than ever about the vital role of play in helping children through their treatment and recovery.

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