Tag: Biomedical research

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…

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…

A Conversation with The Henrietta Lacks Foundation

Lessons from the Past and Vision for the Future On Tuesday, September 6, The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recognized David Lacks, of the Henrietta Lacks Foundation, for outstanding contributions to pediatric medicine.  The presentations by Dr. Adam Resnick and David Lacks focused on how to make patients partners…