Hopp Children's Cancer Center, Heidelberg
Preclinical model systems, high-throughput drug screens, shRNA screens, and CRISPR/Cas9 screens, to find new and better drug targets and for understanding tumor development and primary and acquired therapy-related resistance mechanisms
Immunogenomic Landscape of Pediatric Cancers
The study of a tumor’s immune repertoire includes an analysis of T cell receptors and B cell receptors that allow an immune system to adapt to changes and launch an immune system response. Using the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas, researchers will study the immune repertoire across tumor types which could lead to new immunotherapies.
All Brain Tumor Types,
Use of Ependymoma Cell Lines to Test for New Therapeutic Vulnerabilities
Ependymoma is an aggressive disease in children and currently available therapies are insufficient in treatment. Using ependymoma cell lines provided by CBTN, researchers seek to validate recent studies that may guide emerging therapies.
Medulloblastomas comprises the vast majority of pediatric embryonal tumors and by definition arise in the posterior fossa, where they constitute approximately 40% of all posterior fossa tumors. Other forms of embryonal tumors each make up 2% or less of all childhood brain tumors.The clinical feature
Ependymomas arise from ependymal cells that line the ventricles and passageways in the brain and the center of the spinal cord. Ependymal cells produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These tumors are classified as supratentorial or infratentorial. In children, most ependymomas are infratentorial tumors