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…
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.
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.
Posted: Aug 1, 2016
Dr. Wyndham Wilson discussed the molecular underpinnings of diffuse B-cell lymphoma and targeted treatments in this ASCOPost video newsreel.
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.”
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.
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.
Posted: Jul 1, 2016
To recognize Sarcoma Awareness Month this July, we are highlighting our researchers who are advancing research discovery in this field.