Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Michael J. Fisher, MD, is Chief of the Section of Neuro-Oncology, Director of the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program and Director of the Neurofibromatosis Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has a special interest in brain tumors and neurofibromatosis.
Areas of Expertise: Neurofibromatosis (NF) and NF-related tumors, Optic pathway gliomas, Low-grade gliomas, Plexiform neurofibromas, Pediatric brain tumors, Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, Medulloblastoma
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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
Low-Grade Gliomas also called astrocytomas are the most common cancer of the central nervous system in children. They represent a heterogeneous group of tumors that can be discovered anywhere within the brain or spinal cord. Although surgical resection may be curative, up to 20% of children still su