Tag: cavatica

#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…

“Overcoming Challenges in the Pediatric Research Community” by Dragon Master 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 Amanda Haddock, President of Dragon Master Foundation What are some of the challenges…

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…

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…

Innovation Through Collaboration: Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium Fall 2016 Webinar

Innovation Through Collaboration On Friday, September 30, 2016, the CBTTC live-streamed Innovation Through Collaboration, an informational webinar to its various member institutions, foundation supporters and other viewers interested in brain tumor research.  The webinar featured Rishi R. Lulla, MD, MS, an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, who was recently appointed as…

Cavatica featured in Four-Square Clobbers Cancer

Cavatica’s Beta Release A recent article in Four-Square Clobbers Cancer features Cavatica, the cloud-based environment for securely storing, sharing and analyzing large volumes of pediatric brain tumor and genomic data.  Cavatica will ultimately enable doctors, researchers and data scientists to work together to discover better treatments and cures for children diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors.   Additionally, this will allow…