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

Saturday, September 11, 2010

speeding the pace of Phase I studies

We'd like to acknowledge nurse Rae Acosta who is coordinator for the Pediatric Oncology Phase I program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, with whom we team to design preclinical trials that address special populations of pediatric cancer patients most in need of drug development.  Dr. Suman Malempati is overall leader of this COG-affiliated Phase I program, and it is the cross talk that we develop with Rae and Suman that makes what we do in the research lab seem all the more tangible. 
[ above right:  Jen (left) and Rae (right) next to some new equipment in the lab ]