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

Friday, June 17, 2011

Our thanks to the Thrasher Foundation

We are grateful to the Thrasher Foundation for the Early Career Award to our AYA Fellow, Lara Davis.  Her project, "Translating ex vivo osteosarcoma targeted drug sensitivity into improved survival" investigates personalized cancer therapy for this adolescent and young adult cancer - using pet dogs that spontaneously develop osteosarcoma as a model.  Thrasher Foundation has a long tradition of funding pediatric medical research, in the tradition of its founder E.W. "Al" Thrasher.
Congratulations, Lara!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Welcoming Janelle

We are excited to Welcome Janelle Myers to the Keller Laboratory as a Summer internship student.  With one year left to finish an undergraduate degree in integrated science and chemistry at Northwestern University, Janelle is here to get a rich experience in biomedical research (one of her many possible career paths). Janelle remarks that she still doesn't have an answer to the eternal questions about what she wants to do with her life--subatomic physics, nutritional chemistry, and French cuisine (she spent the last nine months in Strasbourg) are all vying with cancer biology. A Portland native, Janelle says she is happy to be back in the city of roses and is looking forward to a great Summer. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tandutinib in Medulloblastoma

Congratulations again to Sachiko and Monika on their recent manuscript acceptance and upcoming publication in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology addressing the therapeutic role of Tandutinib (MLN518) in medulloblastoma.  Co-authors include fellow lab members Sangeet & Jinu and lab alumni Suresh, Laura and Aoife.  Collaborating co-authors are Brian Rubin (Cleveland), Marti Hanes (San Antonio) and Frank Giles (Galway, Ireland). 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Outrunning Cancer - a Runner's World story

[ from the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation Newsletter ]


The July issue of Runner's World magazine highlights Serena Burla, an elite runner, and her personal story of her fight against synovial sarcoma. The Runner's World special, Outrunning Cancer, includes "over 40 pages of content on the powerful link between running and cancer and how running races to benefit cancer charities has become a critical fundraising tool for charities" like the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.
To read more about Serena and her amazing story visit: