Tag: research

‘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…

Q&A with Oligo Nation Co-Founder Brock Greene

The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium highlights the stories and contributions of patient families, clinicians and researchers as part of “Collaborative Corner”. If you would like to share your story as a guest blogger, please email communications@cbttc.org Q&A with Brock Greene, Co-founder of Oligo Nation, and father of two sons who have experienced brain tumors.  …

Q&A With Cure Kids Cancer Now! Foundation

The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium highlights the stories and contributions of patient families, clinicians and researchers as part of “Collaborative Corner”. If you would like to share your story as a guest blogger, please email communications@cbttc.org   Q&A with Monica Angel, Co-Founder, Executive Director of the Cure Kids Cancer Now! Foundation   Q: Cure…

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…

It Takes a Village: How Clinicians, Researchers, and Patient Families Can Collaborate Toward Cures for Childhood Brain Tumors

A Message from the CBTTC Executive Committee Chair As I reflect on the past year – my first as Executive Committee Chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) – I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to serve and support this diverse community of physicians, scientists, patient families and philanthropic supporters, who…

#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…

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…