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A Brain Tumor/Organotypic Slice Co-culture System for Studying Tumor Microenvironment and Targeted Drug Therapies.

A Brain Tumor/Organotypic Slice Co-culture System for Studying Tumor Microenvironment and Targeted Drug Therapies.

In this month’s featured publication, Drs. Segal and Stiles describe a new system to culture primary brain tumor types that otherwise prove difficult to propagate.  This culture system enables the team to investigate the role of the tumor microenvironment, and to test potential therapies on tumor cell growth.

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Dana-Farber Lab Rats are joining Geared Up for Kids 2015!

Dana-Farber Lab Rats are joining Geared Up for Kids 2015!

This year’s Geared Up for Kids 2015 is on June 7th, Cutler Park, Needham.  Registration is now open, please join us either walking, running or biking to fund raise for research into childhood brain tumors, and stick around afterwards for a family fun festival!  To find out more about our team click here.  We hope […]

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Why Raising Funds is Critical to Children Battling Brain Tumors

Why Raising Funds is Critical to Children Battling Brain Tumors

Video from our 2015 annual Scientific Advisory Board poster session and family reception featuring Dr. Kieran, Clinical Director.

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Preparing for our annual Scientific Advisory Board Meeting and Poster Session

Preparing for our annual Scientific Advisory Board Meeting and Poster Session

Preparations are underway for 2014’s Scientific Advisory Board meeting, and our annual poster session and family event….check back soon for more updates!

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Dr. Rosalind Segal appointed as the new Director of the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rosalind Segal appointed as the new Director of the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School

Congratulations to PLGA faculty member, Rosalind Segal, MD, PhD as she is appointed the new Director of the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School!

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2nd Annual Old Man/Lady Softball Game to benefit the PLGA Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2nd Annual Old Man/Lady Softball Game to benefit the PLGA Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Like softball and fun?  Hate brain cancer?  The 2nd Annual Old Man/Lady Softball Game is seeking players! Join in on August 16th at Greenie Park Newton NH. Last year was a huge success..this year the list is growing larger with so many more activities planned. Admission is $20 to play/ $2 admission. There will be […]

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View the webinar here- Dr. Mark Kieran “Long Term Survivorship Outcomes for Children Battling Low Grade Glioma Brain Tumors”

View the webinar here- Dr. Mark Kieran “Long Term Survivorship Outcomes for Children Battling Low Grade Glioma Brain Tumors”

Did you miss the webinar on May 5th?  View a recording  of our Clinical Director, Dr. Mark Kieran’s webinar where he discussed result of his recent study of long-term clinical outcomes.  This unprecedented study finally quantifies what outcomes look like for LGG kids who have undergone the front-line treatment protocols (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation). Understanding […]

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Casty Family Award for Achievement in Mentoring 2014

Casty Family Award for Achievement in Mentoring 2014

On March 12th, our PLGA Program Scientific Director was awarded the 2014 Casty Family Achievement in Mentoring Award.  Many of Dr. Stiles’ past and present trainees attended the event held at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and enjoyed a look back over Dr Stiles’ career as a scientist and mentor.  Congratulations Dr Stiles!

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Awards of Three New Grants in 2013

Awards of Three New Grants in 2013

The PLGA Foundation has generously awarded Drs. Kieran and Stiles grants to support clinical research co-ordinators to increase the number of children and families who can participate in making new discoveries and advance treatments. The third grant was awarded to Dr. Keith Ligon, MD, PhD to fund research into mutated cancer-driving genes that an serves […]

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