Little patients are our biggest heroes

Posted: Aug 8, 2016

Meet nine year old Travis, a gregarious, energetic boy, who is being cared for by Dr. Brigitte Widemann and her clinical team in CCR’s Pediatric Oncology Branch. Travis is participating in a clinical trial evaluating a new treatment for a condition called, Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).  People with NF1 are at an increased risk of developing a variety of tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous.  Other complications include pain, difficulty moving, and disfigurement. Current treatment options are very limited. Travis is on a trial that is evaluating a potential medicine called a MEK inhibitor.  Early results show that MEK inhibitors can shrink some tumors, and that the shrinkage can result in reduced pain and improved function.  Read more about his story here…

Little patients are our biggest heroes

Use of low-dose chemo with CAR T cells to treat advanced lymphoma

Posted: Aug 4, 2016

In this video, Dr. Stephanie Goff, Staff Clinician in the Surgery Branch, discusses a study investigating the use of low-dose chemotherapy with anti-CD19 CAR T-cells for the treatment of  advanced lymphoma.

Use of low-dose chemo with CAR T cells to treat advanced lymphoma

Serial killers on the loose

Posted: Aug 2, 2016

Steve Rosenberg’s storied work in cell therapy is highlighted as part of a New York Times series, “Cell Wars.”

Serial killers on the loose

Kieron Dunleavy featured by ASCO Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference

Posted: Aug 1, 2016

Dr. Kieron Dunleavy discusses the genomic landscape of aggressive lymphomas and how this is informing therapy decisions in this ASCOPost video newsreel.

Kieron Dunleavy featured by ASCO Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference

Wyndham Wilson featured by ASCO Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference

Posted: Aug 1, 2016

Dr. Wyndham Wilson discussed the molecular underpinnings of diffuse B-cell lymphoma and targeted treatments in this ASCOPost video newsreel.

Wyndham Wilson featured by ASCO Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference

Liz Ness receives the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Posted: Jul 25, 2016

Liz Ness, Nurse Consultant for Education in the Office of the Clinical Director and former president of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Alumni Association was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2016 UMSON Alumni Reunion. A 1993 graduate, Liz was honored for her “dedication to excellence and exceptional professional achievements.”

Liz Ness receives the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Dr. Subramaniam discusses using new high-tech microscopes in cancer research

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Dr. Subramaniam discusses the new multimillion-dollar cryo-electron microscope installed this year at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) in Frederick with the Frederick News Post.

Dr. Subramaniam discusses using new high-tech microscopes in cancer research

CURE magazine honors CCR nurse Cindy Delbrook as “an extraordinary healer”

Posted: Jul 14, 2016

The Pediatric Oncology Branch’s (POB) Cindy Delbrook was recently honored by CURE Magazine as “An Extraordinary Healer” nominee. Written by former Investigator, Daniel “Trey” Lee, the essay is speaks to Cindy’s incredible dedication and compassion as an advocate, caregiver and friend to countless children and families that have passed through her door.

CURE magazine honors CCR nurse Cindy Delbrook as “an extraordinary healer”
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CCR investigators among world leaders in sarcoma research

Posted: Jul 1, 2016

To recognize Sarcoma Awareness Month this July, we are highlighting our researchers who are advancing research discovery in this field.

CCR investigators among world leaders in sarcoma research
A cancer survivor

Cancer Survivors Day

Posted: Jun 6, 2016

CCR Celebrates Cancer Survivors!

Cancer Survivors Day

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