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Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) Spring 2017 Workshop & Symposium

CBTTC Scientific Co-chair Dr. Adam Resnick presented yesterday at the Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) Spring 2017 Workshop & Symposium in Huntington Beach California. His presentation, titled “Innovation Through Collaboration: New Models for an Integrated Data-driven Healthcare Ecosystem,” outlined how improved collaboration, such as the clinical trials conducted within The Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium…

CBTTC Investigators Discover Molecule to Improve Treatment of DIPG

CBTTC investigators from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, including CBTTC Scientific Chair Dr. Rishi Lulla and Dr. Amanda Saratsis of the CBTTC’s scientific committee, joined researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in discovering a molecule which stops the growth of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG). DIPG is an especially…

Dr. Javad Nazarian Named Scientific Director of Brain Tumor Institute of Children’s National Health System

CBTTC Scientific Co-chair Javad Nazarian, PhD, MSC, has been named as the Scientific Director of the Brain Tumor Institute of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. Dr. Nazarian has been an active member of the Brain Tumor Institute since 2006. He has devoted his career to advancing the understanding of pediatric brain tumors…

CBTTC Researchers Awarded Top Prize for Cavatica Poster

Bioinformaticians and researchers of The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium received the top poster award for CAVATICA: Empowering Research with a Pediatric Genomic Cloud, at the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2)’s From Bench to Bedside and Beyond Conference in October 2016 .  Contributors to the project include Anthony Cros, MS; Pichai Raman, PhD; Karthik Kalletla, MS; Yuankun…

Nation’s Largest Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas Announced

CBTTC ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP TO LAUNCH THE NATION’S LARGEST PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR ATLAS The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium will collaborate as part of a $20 million dollar comprehensive molecular analysis project funded by the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Children’s Hyundai Genomics Program via a grant from the Chan Soon Shiong Family Foundation. The project’s goal…

Javad Nazarian, PhD, MSC, Appointed as Co-Chair of CBTTC Scientific Committee

The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Javad Nazarian, PhD, MSC of Children’s National Health System and Co-PI of the CBTTC Protocol, as Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee.  Dr. Nazarian will join Adam Resnick, PhD to support the CBTTC’s expanding efforts to interact with consortia, oversee grant pipelines with…

CAVATICA Launch: Vice President Biden Delivers Cancer Moonshot Report, Announces Public and Private Sector Actions to Advance Cancer Moonshot Goals

Today, the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium, the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium, and Seven Bridges announce the release of CAVATICA, a data analysis platform designed to facilitate the rapid integration of data from multiple diseases affecting children, including cancer and other rare diseases like congenital disorders, epilepsy, and autism. Birth defects and neurological disorders have…

Dr. Adam Resnick Invited Speaker @ CI4CC

Dr. Resnick was honored to speak at the recent Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) fall symposium held October 10-12th on the need for data sharing and collaborative science to accelerate new therapeutic discoveries in pediatric brain tumors. Dr. Resnicks talk was entitled “Cavatica, Pediatric Cancer and a Disruption in Data Sharing.” available via the link below….

AANS Tumor Satellite Symposium

Dr. Resnick was honored to speak at the AANS Tumor Satellite Symposium on September 24th on novel therapeutic approaches to pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG). http://prezi.com/cut-ux9fzz3y/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share