Penn State Hershey Pediatric Nephrology Research
Pediatric nephrology is a young specialty and the care of children with a wide variety of kidney disorders can still be improved by ongoing research. Since many of the conditions we see are uncommon many pediatric nephrology centers have joined together to learn more by sharing information. Our physicians support the idea that there is strength (and information) in numbers and we are part of several collaborative study groups.
The North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) is the world's largest and most active group of its kind. We participate in the following studies:
- NAPRTCS data collection studies
- Renal transplant patients
- Renal dialysis patients
- Patients with chronic kidney disease
- NIH sponsored, double-blind study on the treatment of Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS)
- ESRD Network 4 pediatric data collection studies Ongoing studies for the use of antihypertensive medications in children
The Medical Minute: Genetic testing for breast cancer risk
Dr. Rena Kass, director of Penn State Hershey Breast Center, said actress Angelina Jolie’s announcement regarding her double mastectomy is great publicity that will raise awareness about the genetic component of many cancers.More...
CLIMB program puts families dealing with cancer first
Penn State Hershey is hosting another session of CLIMB: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, this five-week program sponsored by Penn State Hershey Breast Center addresses the psychosocial aspects of cancer as they relate to the family unit.More...
Farmers Market in Hershey launches fourth season
On Thursday, May 23, the Farmers Market in Hershey will return for its fourth season with plenty of new offerings.More...
Penn State Hershey experts to present on IBD
In an effort to help patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis in central Pennsylvania, Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center experts, led by Dr. Walter Koltun, will host a patient symposium.More...