See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Welcoming Steven

Summer intern Steven McCarthy is a welcome new addition the our pediatric cancer research team. Steven is an undergraduate at Florida State University (Tallahassee) where he's majoring in Biomedical Engineering with minors in physics and biology. Steven is also captain for the FSU Men's Water Polo team and recently joined the Biomedical Engineering Society, a prestigious distinction in his field of study.

Cross-disciplinary contributors like Steven make new approaches possible. Welcome, Steven!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

upcoming Sarcoma Awareness Fun Run/ Walk & Social !

When: Friday, July 24, at 6:00 pm
Where: McAllister Park (13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd), San Antonio, Texas

This is a free event open to all. The fun run/walk will begin at 6:00pm at Pavilion 3 in McAllister Park. At 6:30pm everyone will meet up at the pavilion where we’ll have a cook-out and social until 8pm. “Sarcoma Knows No Borders” bracelets benefiting the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative will be available at $5 each for our participants on a first come first serve basis.

Many thanks to this year's organizer, Melinda Garcia! For more details* or to RSVP, email .

shown above-right: Team Sarcoma San Antonio (TeSSA) at the 2008 event!
[ for other Sarcoma Awareness events across Texas, click here. ]

* This community event is intended for sarcoma awareness and not specifically a fundraiser or a function of the UTHSCSA.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Interesting Rhabdomyosarcoma Study

In the June issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Durbin and colleagues from the laboratory of David Malkin presented an interesting distinction between the biologies of embryonal and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. This distinction centers on the Integrin-linked Kinase signaling pathway. For the original article, click here. For the commentary by Charles and co-authors Paul McDonald and Shoukat Dedhar, click here.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Welcoming Lena

Elena Wisely will be joining our research team at GCCRI for her 2009 Summer rotation. Lena is an incoming MD/PhD student at UTHSCSA and plans to pursue translational biomedical research. She is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, where she spent more than 2 years in Dr. Joseph Koke's lab investigating the role of the FOXP2 transcription factor responsible for regulating human language development and acquisition. Lena, welcome to our team!