Grant Summaries and Abstracts 2002-2009


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  • A Multi-Institutional Phase II Clinical Trial of a Novel Salvage Induction Chemotherapy Regimen-Gemcitibine Paclitaxel and Oxaliplatin (GemPOx) Followed by a Single High does Chemotherapy (HDC) and Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Rescue (AuHPCR) for Patients with Recurrent or Progressive Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors, by Jonathan Finlay, M.D. Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA, and Co-Principal Investigator Neha Patel, M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison Children's Hospital

  • Hedgehog pathway activation in juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, by Dr. Michael Cooper, Vanderbilt University, TN

  • 2008/2007

  • ABT-888, an oral poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, enhances chemotherapy and radiation against pediatric brain tumors, by Dr. Jack Su, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Texas Children's Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

  • A role of a transcription factor, FoXM1, in cancer stem cells in pediatric brain tumors, by Ichiro Nakano, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles

  • Post transcriptional regulation of gene expression in astrocytomas, by Frederico Bolognani, MD, PhD, University of New Mexico

  • Targeting novel angiogenic factors related to AKT kinase activity in ependymoma, by Dr. Gary W. Tye and Dr. Timothy E. Van Meter, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • 2007/2006

  • Determination of TP73 Expression and Function in Medulloblastoma, by John Y.H. Kim, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • "Role of efbB2 in the sensitivity of EGFR signaling to guinzoline based EGFR inhibitors in glioma" (2007) and "Characterizing cell resistance to small molecular inhibitors of EGFR in malignant gliomas" (2006), by Hui-Kuo Shu, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • "MicroRNAs targeting in medulloblastoma" (2007) and "MicroRNAs targeting in medulloblastoma" (2006), by Anna Krichevsky, MD, Brigham and Womens, Boston, MA

  • 2002

  • Identification of an alternatively spliced RNA for the Ras suppressor RSU-1 in human gliomas, by Suryaprabha Chunduru, Hiroyuki Kawami, Richard Gullick, William J. Monacci, Gerard Dougherty, and Mary Lou Cutler

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