New “Multi-Omic” Research Projects Launched to Confront the Complexity of Glioblastoma and Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment Development
This week, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research, announced funding for new adult and pediatric brain cancer research projects. The funding, totaling $4 million, was driven by the leadership of the NCI and concerted advocacy efforts of the U.S. brain tumor community, led by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI), the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF).
Christopher Brandle Joy of Life Foundation and PBTF Partner Again to Fund Cutting-Edge Medulloblastoma Research
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) has received a $150,000 grant from the Christopher Brandle Joy of Life Foundation (CBJOLF) to fund medulloblastoma research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
St. Jude Study Reveals Chronic Health Conditions Are Most Prevalent in Survivors of Pediatric Central Nervous System Cancers
A study by St. Jude has revealed that the extent of chronic health conditions in adult childhood cancer survivors is significantly more substantial than those in the general public. The results of this extensive research can be used to better inform future clinical guidelines, research investigations and health services planning for childhood cancer survivors.
NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH Trial Opens for Enrollment
A long-awaited and first-of-its-kind precision medicine clinical trial in childhood cancer is now open for enrollment. NCI-COG Pediatric Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (Pediatric MATCH) will explore the effectiveness of targeted therapies in children and adolescents with brain and other solid tumors.
Medulloblastoma Study Reveals New Subtypes of Malignant Childhood Brain Tumor
A new study published in Nature has uncovered a series of previously undiscovered medulloblastoma subtypes. The results of this latest research are expected to help advance new treatments for this highly malignant brain tumor that predominantly occurs in childhood.