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Mitogenic and progenitor gene programmes in single pilocytic astrocytoma cells.

In this featured publication, lead authors Zachary Reitman, MD, PhD and Brenton Paolella, PhD, and others with Mimi Bandopadhayay, MBBS, PhD and Rameen Beroukhim, MD, PhD use single cell sequencing technology to examine the cellular state of individual tumor cells. They find that PA cancer cells often look like astrocytes at the RNA level, but […]

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John, Mimi and Amy

John, Mimi and Amy

John Ragnoni, Dr. Mimi Bandopadhayay and Amy Weinstein working hard, but still having fun at a recent PBTF meeting.

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PMC Teams Visit June 12, 2019

PMC Teams Visit June 12, 2019

We had a great time the evening of June 12, 2019 when PMC team members came to visit. Dr. Mimi Bandopadhayay spoke and 6 of our young investigators gave updates on their work. The talks were followed by a check presentation and laboratory tours. The 2018 PMC teams raised $1,746,871.85 for the PLGA program! As […]

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Management of pediatric low-grade glioma.

In this featured publication, investigators review recent results of treatments for pediatric low-grade gliomas, including standard chemotherapy, therapies targeting the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, and proton-beam radiation therapy.

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Welcome Bill, Kimberly and John!

Bill Tiller, CEO of The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), Kimberly Roy-Canning, PBTF Northeast Regional Director, and John D’Ambrosio, PBTF Northeast Regional Campaign Manager came for a visit to DFCI on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. It was a lovely evening of presentations by the Dana-Farber PLGA program scientists, tours of the Jimmy Fund Clinic and […]

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Team Nathan PMC Riders – Lab Visit and Check Presentation

Team Nathan PMC Riders – Lab Visit and Check Presentation

Team Nathan raised $157,967 riding in the 2018 PMC. They came for a lab visit and check presentation on Feb 13. It was a special evening and awesome opportunity for us to show what we do in the lab.  Two teams, riders and scientists, together are a formidable force in the fight against PLGA!

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Dana-Farber helps “Flip the Switch” with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Dana-Farber helps “Flip the Switch” with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Dana-Farber’s Susan Chi, MD, Jill MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON, Mimi Bandopadhayay, PhD, MBBS, and Larisa Condurat, PhD help the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation “Flip the Switch” on December 27th to light up the Prudential Center in support of pediatric brain tumor research.

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Roz Segal honored for advancing women’s careers.

We are most honored to announce that our Scientific Director, Rosalind Segal, MD, PhD, has won this year’s Edward J Benz Jr. Award for Advancing the Careers of Women Faculty.  Roz is recognized for going “above and beyond to advance women’s careers,” and for “being a consummate role model.” Congratulations Roz!

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Geared Up for Kids 2018

Geared Up for Kids 2018

Team Lab Rats had so much fun this year and raised some $ too! We can’t wait to bike/run/walk again next year! In the meantime, we’ll be working hard in the lab.  

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Brainstem angiocentric gliomas with MYB-QKI rearrangements.

In this featured publication, Drs. Bandopadhyay and Ligon examine the potential for using the MYB-QKI rearrangement as a diagnostic marker in ambiguous or atypical low-grade glioma cases.

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