Angela Waanders, MD, MPH
Specialties:Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell TransplantationEducation: Tulane University School of Medicine, 2003Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2009; Residency is pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philade
Oren J. Becher, MD
My laboratory uses genetic mouse modeling tools to study Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an incurable brain cancer that arises in children. Our three aims are to develop improved DIPG mouse models, to study the mechanism of novel oncogenes implicated in DIPG pathogenesis (e.g., H3K27M, ACVR
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.
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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.
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
Nitin Wadhwani, MD
Pediatric central nervous system tumors, spinal dysraphism
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
Ashley Plant, MD
Dr. Plant is a pediatric neuro-oncologist with a focus on early phase clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors and immunotherapy.
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.
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
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