Lab Chat

“What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say” by the Swifty Foundation

Each month, the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium’s lab chat will highlight the stories and contributions of families, foundations, and researchers to find cures for pediatric brain tumors. If you would like to share your story as a guest blogger, please email moulderr@email.chop.edu.    By Patti Gustafson, Swifty Foundation Wonder what to say to a…

CBTTC Informatician Wins 2017 iFellows Doctoral Award

Alex Felmeister, MS, a CBTTC bioinformatician and PhD student in the Information Studies program at Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), recently received the 2017 iFellows Doctoral Fellowship award for his thesis tentatively titled “Advancing collaborative pediatric brain tumor research through temporally based predictive modeling of a large scale national clinical data research network”…

Dr. Resnick CBITT Speaker May 10th Webex

Dr. Resnick will be giving a presentation at the National Cancer Institute. Webex information: Starts at 11 May 10, Adam Resnick, Innovation Through Collaboration: New Models Emerging in Pediatrics for an Integrated Data-driven Healthcare Ecosystem Speaker: Adam Resnick, Ph.D. Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Time: 11 AM – 12 PM ET WebEx: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/onstage/g.php… Event Number:…

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…