Behind the Science: Q & A with Dr. Michael Ortiz

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Dr. Michael Ortiz
Funding Lifesaving Research with Dr. Michael Ortiz We’d like you to meet Dr. Michael Ortiz, Emerging Investigator Grant recipient from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.This type of grant is designed for emerging pediatric cancer researchers to pursue exciting research ideas and encourages and cultivates the best and brightest researchers of the future. Dr. Ortiz’s hope is …

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Dr. Anshu Malhotra

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Emory University     Dr. Malhotra has focused her research on medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children below the age of 10. The cure rate is about 70%, but the survivors are beset with long-term devastating side effects ranging from behavioral to cognitive disorders. The need is to develop therapies that would …

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Dr. Wei Li

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Penn State College of Medicine     Brain tumors are a major class of pediatric cancers. These tumors arise in the cranium or central spinal canal. Because of the limited space of the intracranial cavity, brain tumors are usually inherently serious and life-threatening. Despite major advances in neuroimaging and neurosurgical techniques over the past decades, …

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Dr. Brian Crompton

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Brian Crompton is a physician-scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and his research focuses on finding new treatment approaches for patients with Ewing sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma is an often devastating pediatric cancer of the bone whose only effective treatment employs intensive chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Even with these aggressive treatments, less than …

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