Pediatric Cancer News
First-in-human clinical trial aims to treat neuroblastoma Jun 15, 2018 In a promising development, researchers announced a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of a new form of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma using genetically engineered natural killer T cells (NKTs).
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRIT Feb 26, 2018 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults
Alex’s Lemonade Stand funds Phase 1 neuroblastoma trial Dec 4, 2017 Dr. Andras Heczey and Dr. Leonid Metelitsa received a $1.5 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to conduct a first-in-human Phase 1 Neuroblastoma clinical trial.
CPRIT awards $13M for prevention, research, recruitment Aug 18, 2017 Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center have received $13,107,956 from CPRIT for six new grants.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patients Aug 8, 2017 Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
St. Baldrick’s awards eight faculty with cancer research grants Jul 27, 2017 The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2017 summer grant recipients, including eight from Baylor College of Medicine.
Childhood cancer survivor support expanding for Texans Mar 22, 2017 A recent $1.5 million grant will expand the Passport for Care program, which ensuring that childhood cancer survivors in Texas receive healthcare that meets their unique needs.
Statewide research program in Texas expected to advance understanding of causes of childhood cancer Oct 19, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center will lead a statewide effort to understand the causes of childhood cancer.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatments Sep 2, 2016 New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation Aug 23, 2016 Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.