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

Saturday, March 30, 2013

visiting Bernard at CSU

This week included a visit to our collaborator Dr. Bernard Seguin at Colorado State University's Flint Animal Cancer Center.  The faculty and staff of this outstanding program are truly inspiring.  Thanks to Lynda, who gave a warm Colorado welcome and clothed our key lab members with CSU T-shirts :) 
Stay tuned for an exciting multi-institutional collaboration...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Miles Alpern Levin Memorial Lectureship

We are grateful to NCI scientist, Dr. Javed Khan, who delivered the 2013 Miles Alpern Levin Memorial Lectureship today on. "The application of genomics to identify diagnostic biomarkers, drivers and therapeutic targets for pediatric cancers".   The recent results of deep sequencing for alveolar and embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma from Javed's laboratory are very provocative.  

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Congratulations, Claire & Liz!

A very interesting review for the journal Oncogene by Summer lab members Claire and Liz has been accepted for publication.  This out-of-the-box paper explores how Pharma companies might find benefit in developing treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma.  This work was supported in part by the Ethan Jostad Foundation for Childhood Cancer.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

visits to Mt Sinai, Dana Farber

We are grateful to our hosts at the Department of Oncological Sciences at Mt. Sinai as well as at the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for the opportunity to present our laboratory team's research on rhabdomyosarcoma.  Featured were the studies of Ken, Jinu and Imran.