Tag: PNOC

‘Success’ Means Nothing Unless it Translates to Better Outcomes for our Kids

A Message from the CBTTC’s Scientific Co-Chair Dr. Michael Prados, MD Neuro-Oncologist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Professor and Charles B. Wilson Endowed Chair of Neurological Surgery; UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Co-Project Leader; Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC) Scientific Co-Chair; Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC)   I first became interested in neuro-oncology in the…

OpenPBTA: A New Collaborative Effort to Accelerate Discoveries Empowered by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas

According to the World Health Organization, over 300,000 children and adolescents under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. In the United States, an average of 1 in every 285 children will develop cancer before the age of 20. While overall progress has been made, both nationally and internationally, brain tumors…

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…

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…

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…