SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team: Immunogenomics to Create New Therapies for High-Risk Childhood Cancers
The Pediatric Cancer Dream Team is led by Drs. John M. Maris, director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Crystal L. Mackall, chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Members of the team hail from five other institutions across North America. Due to the policies of SU2C and St. Baldrick’s, none of the Dream Team funds will go to the NCI, but its participation will be invaluable.
To read more about Drs. John M. Maris and Crystal L. Mackall and the Pediatric Cancer Dreamplease visit Standup2cancerDreamTeam
Dr. Alan Wayne to take on new position as the Deputy Clinical Director for Medical Affairs
Dr. Alan Wayne, Senior Clinician, Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB), has agreed to take on a new position as the Deputy Clinical Director for Medical Affairs. Dr. Wayne joins an outstanding team led by the Clinical Director, Dr. William Dahut and Deputy Clinical Director, Ms. Caryn Steakley. Dr. Wayne will play an important role as part of the leadership team overseeing the delivery of medical care to CCR patients; regulatory and ethical compliance related to human subjects research; and a wide array of resources critical to the conduct of clinical research, including biostatistical support, administrative support of protocol development, review and monitoring; research nursing; clinical research training; data management, patient recruitment, and informatics. Dr. Wayne will continue his roles as Head of the Hematologic Diseases Section and Clinical Director in the POB.
August 30, 2012
Camp Fantastic 2012 Survivor Medley
This music video is in honor of all Camp Fantastic and Special Love campers past and present!
Fernanda Arnaldez selected to receive the Brigid Leventhal Merit Award at ASCO 2012
Congratulations to Fernanda Arnaldez who was selected to receive the Brigid Leventhal Merit Award at ASCO 2012 based upon the highest ranked abstract in pediatric cancer. The title of her abstract is: Identification of TNK2 as a critical kinase in rhabdomyosarcoma through a loss of function shRNA screen.May 25, 2012
Annual POB Research Day
The following individuals were selected for the most outstanding
presentations in their respective categories:
1) Students/Post-bacs: Adrienne Long (Mackall group)
2) Research nurses/biologists/chemists: Eva Dombi (Widemann group)>3) Fellows (<2 years): Jack Shern (Khan group)
4) Fellows (> 2 years): Adam Cheuk (Khan group)
Camera on Cancer Research: Unraveling the Molecular Mechanisms of Neuroblastoma
Dr. Carol Thiele, Head of the Cell and Molecular Biology Section in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, takes you into her lab where she researches the molecular mechanisms of neuroblastoma cells.
To view the CCR connections video highlighting Dr. Carol Thiele please visit
Childhood Cancers in Translation
Alan Wayne, M.D., Head of the Hematologic Diseases Section of CCR's Pediatric Oncology Branch, works with a team of investigators to develop novel targeted approaches to treat ALL and other childhood leukemias and lymphomas in hopes that these new therapies will prove more potent and less toxic than those currently available.
To read more about Dr. Wayne and ALL please visit " Childhood Cancers in Translation " at the The CCR Connections website, Volume 4, No 2 2010 edition.
In the Clinic: Alan Wayne, M.D., Head of the Hematologic Diseases Section takes you inside the clinic into the life of Avery LaChapelle, a 11 year old with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. You can read more about Avery's story in the CCR Connections article " He Always Responds "
Inside NCI: A Conversation with Dr. Crystal Mackall about Pediatric Oncology
Dr. Mackall talks about the research in her lab at NCI and areas where pediatric cancer researchers are poised to make major advances.
(Video produced and edited by Daniel Marmorstein and Sarah Curry)
To view the NCI Cancer Bulletin this video is featured on please visit the website at http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/090710/page4.
Pediatric Tumors Made Personal
Javed Khan, M.D., Head of the Oncogenomics Section of CCR’s Pediatric Oncology Branch, has been featured on The CCR Connections website for his approach to study pediatric cancers and his efforts to launch a multicenter project to use comprehensive genomic data to guide the individualized treatment of children with advanced solid tumors.
To read more about Dr. Khan and Pediatric Tumors please visit "Pediatric Tumors Made Personal" at the The CCR Connections website, Volume 4, No 1 2010 edition.