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Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytomas (PLGAs) need research now!

Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytomas (PLGAs) need research now!

Low-grade astrocytomas are the most common form of pediatric brain cancer.  While PLGA  survival rates are high, many patients suffer life-long effects on cognitive and other functions.  What our patients desperately need are new therapies that attack only cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed.  Key to understanding and defeating this disease is the fact that […]

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Congratulations Daphne on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine!

Congratulations Daphne on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine!

The DFCI PLGA program congratulates our own Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD on her election to the National Academy of Medicine. This is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Daphne is recognized for her research on genetic abnormalities of brain tumors and for successfully translating laboratory discovers to treatments. Please learn […]

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DFCI Lab Rats are Geared Up for Kids!

DFCI Lab Rats are Geared Up for Kids!

The DFCI Lab Rats are running, walking and biking at 2018’s Geared Up for Kids!  Please visit our page to join our team and donate!

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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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Watch Dr. Loren Walensky talk about the collaborative drug discovery taking place at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Watch Dr. Loren Walensky talk about the collaborative drug discovery taking place at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Loren Walensky, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and Principal Investigator, Linde Program in Cancer Chemical Biology, speaks about collaborative drug discovery that is taking place at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Longwood Center.  

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Team Dana-Farber Lab Rats at the 2015 Geared Up for Kids bike ride

Team Dana-Farber Lab Rats at the 2015 Geared Up for Kids bike ride

Team Dana-Farber Lab Rats walked, ran and biked to raise funds for children’s brain tumor research.  Many thanks to Rick Bern for the photograph!

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Dr. Walensky received the 2015 E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics

Dr. Walensky received the 2015 E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics

Dr. Walensky is one of two recipients of the 2015 E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics.  This award is given by the American Pediatric Society each year at their annual meeting, and honors outstanding clinical and laboratory research achievements in pediatrics.  To find out more about Dr. Walensky’s research, visit his lab website.  […]

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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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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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