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

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dr. Catchpoole visits from Australia

It was an absolute pleasure to have had Dr. Daniel Catchpoole visit GCCRI from the Childhood Cancer Research Unit at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. Dan presented results of his studies of novel topoisomerase inhibitors that have specific efficacy in rhabdomyosarcoma. Part of this work was done in collaboration with our laboratory as well, with more studies together to come. If you have time, please visit Dan's childhood cancer tumor bank website. Dan is one of the key people across the world working to increase the access that researchers have to tumor material -- so that scientific discovery and better treatments are found more quickly.

[ above right, top:  Dan is a cave guide.  Here he is braving a very narrow passage at Jenolan Cave, Australia ]

[above right, bottom:  Dan at the Far Country Cave, Australia ]