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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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about this

Institution

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago treats 220 new patients each year with pediatric cancers. The hospital is ranked 17th in the nation for their pediatric oncology program and 11th for their neurology and neurosurgery program by U.S. News & World Report.

Established in 1986, the Lurie Brain Tumor Center offers patients new treatments such as proton therapy, as well as access to treatments through numerous ongoing clinical studies​.  Lurie’s Brain Tumor Board completes comprehensive reviews of children's cases each week, and the Brain Tumor Center offers highly specialized and state-of the-art care for children of all ages.

Home institution for the current CBTTC chair, Dr. Angela Waanders, Lurie Children's was one of the four original sites to share their data through the CBTTC. CBTTC investigators Dr. Stewart Goldman and Dr. Oren Becher are currently working on a project that aims to identify genetic alterations that correlate with radiation injury.

Contact

Melissa Williams | Clinical Research Coordinator

https://www.luriechildrens.org/

meet the

Team

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Scientific Committee

Xiao-Nan Li, MD, PhD

Development of novel patient derived orthotopic xenograft mouse models, understand tumor biology and identify new diagnostic and/or therapeutic targets, perform comprehensive preclinical drug testing to establish preclinical rational for the initiation of clinical trials.

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Scientific Committee

Executive Board

Amanda Muhs Saratsis, MD

Dr. Saratsis has clinical appointments in the Departments of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children's Hospitals, caring for children and adults with congenital disorders of the central nervous system. Dr. Saratsis has expertise in the clinical management and molecular biolo

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Scientific Committee

Nitin Wadhwani, MD

​Pediatric central nervous system tumors, spinal dysraphism

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Executive Board

Stewart Goldman, MD

Stewart Goldman, MD is the head of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.Goldman is the medical director and

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Scientific Committee

Ashley Plant, MD

Dr. Plant is a pediatric neuro-oncologist with a focus on early phase clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors and immunotherapy.

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Scientific Committee

Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD

Dr. Hashizume's primary research interests in understanding of the molecular mechanisms, that affect the aggressive/ invasive biological behavior of pediatric malignant glioma and would accordingly reveal potential therapeutic targets for glioma therapy.

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Site Coordinator

Melissa Williams, BA

I’m Melissa Williams, Gift From a Child Tissue Navigator at Lurie Children’s Hospital. More than fifteen years ago I began a journey with donation. I worked for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network as a liaison with funeral directors and forensic professionals. There, I transitioned to a Design

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Guifa Xi, MD, PhD

Pediatric gliomas are among the most formidable and devastating cancers in children. Surgery followed by radio- and/or chemotherapy is often ineffective due to chemo- and/or radio-resistance. Our research is focusing on the role of posttranslational histone protein modifications in therapeutic resi