Tag: cancer

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…

#BrainTumorAwarenessMonth: Increased Support of Collaborative Brain Tumor Research is Critical to Improving Treatments and Discovering Cures for Children

  Every May, foundations, patient groups, hospitals, and researchers around the world call on the public to “Go Gray in May” to raise awareness about Brain Tumors and to encourage public support for research into these often devastating and life-threatening diseases in children and adults. According to the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United…

“From the Heart” by the Kyle Daniel Kerpan Foundation

Each month, the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium highlights 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 communications@cbttc.org By Joan Kerpan, Kyle’s Mom & Founder, Kyle Daniel Kerpan Foundation From the heart… When you…

Join the CBTTC’s Parkway Run Team

Join the Brain Tumor Avengers: CBTTC Division Support the Brain Tumor Avengers: CBTTC Division Team! Sign up to join the Brain Tumor Avengers: CBTTC Division Team in the 2016 Parkway Run!  We need your help to support the critical, life-saving research taking place within the CBTTC.  This year we have a goal to raise $50,000 in…

Dr. Adam Resnick attends Cancer Moonshot Summit

Dr. Adam Resnick, scientific chair of the CBTTC, and Amanda Haddock, president and co-founder of Dragon Master Foundation, joined Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit invited leaders from various sectors to share new ideas, launch new collaborations and take action in the fight against cancer. “The goals…

PedcBioPortal Cancer Visualization

    June 6, 2016 Contributing Authors: Pichai Raman,  Angela J Waanders, Sabine Mueller, Adam C Resnick,  and John Maris on behalf of the CBTTC, PNOC and SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team The pediatric cancer genome is severely under-represented in genomic databases as existing data portals have primarily focused on adult cancers. Furthermore, large-scale data…