ASCO: today is a great day.

Today is a great day.

Today the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) bestows one of its highest awards on Garrett M. Brodeur, MD, of the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Brodeur will receive the Pediatric Oncology Award and deliver the Pediatric Oncology Lecture during the ASCO annual meeting in Chicago. The Award and Lecture recognize "outstanding scientific work of major importance to the field of pediatric oncology" during the course of a career.

Congratulations, Dr. Brodeur--this is a well deserved honor for you and the Cancer Center at CHOP.

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With our long history in Philadelphia (our origins can be traced to a pharmacy opened here in 1830), we're proud to have a strong relationship with CHOP, one of the largest and oldest children's hospitals in the world. Earlier this year, The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation provided a $500,000 gift to enhance the GlaxoSmithKline Hope for Families Fund, established in 2008 with a $1 million gift from The Foundation and GSK, and matched by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Paolo Paoletti, MD, president, GSK Oncology, said "Our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden so that families can focus on helping their child get well." Watch a clip of Paolo talking about our commitment.