Senior Vice President and Director of Human Biology Division
Dr. Eric Holland is a world-renowned physician-scientist who combines compassionate patient care with exacting laboratory research to discover more effective treatments for brain tumors. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Holland specializes in caring for patients with glioblastomas, aggressive cancers that are the most common malignant brain tumors in adults. One of Dr. Holland’s many accomplishments is the development of mouse models of brain cancers, which researchers use to unravel tumor biology and test new therapies.
University of Washington
Target Identification and Modeling of NF1-associated Low-grade Glioma
Low grade gliomas are often associated with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 and research is needed to develop targeted therapies for such tumors. The Children’s Brain Tumor Network is providing researchers with rare samples necessary to accelerate progress in the treatment of NF1-LGGs.
Michael J. Fisher