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Precision Therapy to Overcome Chemoresistance in Pediatric Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) remains one of the most aggressive and lethal forms of cancer. Despite the best available treatment options including surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, prognosis is poor in glioblastoma, with a median overall survival of 14 months.1Currently, temozolomide (TMZ) is the preferred chemotherapeutic drug in the treatment of GBM ...

Glycomic Tumor Neoantigen Discovery in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a horrific childhood brain cancer. Patients die within 2 years of diagnosis. Treatments include radio- and chemotherapy, however the tumor always regrows due to resistance of the tumor cells to therapy. Understanding and tackling resistance is key to improve survival of patients with DIPG. We ...

Epigenetic Targeted Therapy and Resistance in AT/RT

Pediatric rhabdoid tumor in the brain, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), is a highly malignant brain tumor that has a very poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment. The development of new, effective therapeutic approaches for AT/RT has been hindered by a lack of specific therapeutic targets. It is necessary ...

A novel CRISPR/Cas9 approach to target the EWS-FLI1 fusion ...

Ewing’s sarcoma (EWS) is a devastating pediatric cancer of bone and soft tissues where the treatments used are typically very toxic, resulting in profound morbidities. Furthermore, these intense and non-specific treatments often lead to secondary tumors later in life. Thus, a less toxic and more specific treatment is ...

The current situation of childhood brain tumor long-term survivors in ...

Central nervous system tumors, represent the highest mortality rate of all childhood malignancies, Nevertheless, the number of survivors of pediatric Brain tumors continues to increase. Gradually improving survival rates and a growing population of long-term survivors have expanded the focus of research, Increased attention has been given to late ...