Category: Research

‘Success’ Means Nothing Unless it Translates to Better Outcomes for our Kids

A Message from the CBTTC’s Scientific Co-Chair Dr. Michael Prados, MD Neuro-Oncologist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Professor and Charles B. Wilson Endowed Chair of Neurological Surgery; UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Co-Project Leader; Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC) Scientific Co-Chair; Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC)   I first became interested in neuro-oncology in the…

CBTTC and PNOC Investigators Join Patient Advocates in the U.S. Capital to Raise Awareness for DIPG Research

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) patient and family advocates joined national experts in childhood brain tumor research as well as representatives from government and industry at a Congressional Briefing titled DIPG, Pediatric Brain Cancer and the Importance…

OpenPBTA: A New Collaborative Effort to Accelerate Discoveries Empowered by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas

According to the World Health Organization, over 300,000 children and adolescents under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. In the United States, an average of 1 in every 285 children will develop cancer before the age of 20. While overall progress has been made, both nationally and internationally, brain tumors…

Proteomic Dataset Release of the CPTAC and CBTTC Collaborative Pediatric Brain Tumor Pilot Study

To view this announcement from the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, visit https://proteomics.cancer.gov/news_and_announcements/proteomic-dataset-release-cptac-and-cbttc-collaborative-pediatric-brain-tumor July 2, 2019 While it’s a common misconception that all tumors in the brain are the same, there are more than 120 subtypes of brain cancers with very diverse features and diagnosis. In children, brain tumors are the leading…

Racing To Find Cures for DIPG Brain Tumors in Children

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a rare form of pediatric brain tumor located in the pons (middle) of the brain stem. “Glioma” is a general term used to describe any tumor that develops within glial tissue, a type of supportive tissue that keeps neurons in place and functioning.   According to the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s…