Monthly Archives: March 2012

Molecular Pathology and Genetics of Low Grade Glioma, Focus on Diffuse Astrocytoma (WHO Grade II)

March 18th, 2012|

In a collaborative initiative between St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and University of London, this project is a comprehensive study of grade II LGGs with a view to deriving […]

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International Translational Research Seminar

March 18th, 2012|

On June 26th and 27th, 2009, over 60 researchers and clinicians from 6 different countries, representing 24 different major medical institutions united at the first “Advancing basic and translational […]

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Multi Year Grant to Johns Hopkins Awarded

March 18th, 2012|

The PLGA Foundation funded Dr. Charles Eberhart’s “PLGA: Dedicated Tumor Banking and Establishment of Cell Lines and Xenografts” project. A major roadblock hindering investigations into the various types of […]

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RESEARCH ALERT: TARGETED TREATMENT OF COMMON BRAIN TUMOR

March 18th, 2012|

STUDY HOLDS PROMISE FOR FIRST TARGETED TREATMENT OF COMMON BRAIN TUMOR (St. Judes Press, May 8,2009)

A team of researchers from the US and UK have verifed a […]

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Donate Your Vehicle to “Vehicles for Charity”

March 18th, 2012|

Donate your vehicle to Fight PLGA through Vehicles for Charity. Instead of selling, trading or storing your vehicle, you can donate it to Fight PLGA through Vehicles for Charity, […]

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Overcoming Research Bottlenecks with Funding

March 18th, 2012|

According to Dr. Chuck Stiles, Co-Director of PLGA Research Program at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, "Pediatric astrocytomas have, by and large, escaped the attention of the biomedical research […]

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Pediatric low-grade gliomas and the need for new options for therapy

March 18th, 2012|

By Ibrahim Qaddoumi (St. Jude Children’s Hospital), Iyad Sultan (King Hussein Cancer Center, Aman Jordan )and Alberto Broniscer (St. Jude Children’s Hospital)

 

Pediatric low-grade gliomas are the most common […]

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DNA Clue to Child Brain Tumors

March 18th, 2012|

Scientists at Cambridge University have made a major breakthrough researching brain tumours in children.

For the first time a sequence of DNA present in around two-thirds of the most […]

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Identification of the Molecular Signature of Progressive JPA

March 18th, 2012|

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Maher, MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Pilocytic astrocytomas (PA), the most common childhood brain tumor, is classified into 2 groups, those that […]

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Development of Clinically Relevant Orthotopic Xenograft Mouse Models of Childhood Low-Grade Glioma from Primary Tumor Tissues

March 18th, 2012|

Principal Investigator: Xiao-Nan Li, MD, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital-Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, Texas

The goal of this project is to develop and characterize a panel of primary tumor-based orthotopic xenograft […]

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