Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern
Our goal is to identify the metabolic mechanisms that push cells to become cancerous and find new ways to inhibit them. To identify these mechanisms, we study the biology of brain tumors driven by mutations in genes that regulate metabolism
Investigating the Metabolic Hallmarks of Oligodendroglioma
Research is greatly needed to expand understanding of oligodendroglioma biology. The Children’s Brain Tumor Network will be providing rare samples necessary to better understand this tumor and to explore new treatment options.
HGG, LGG, Oligodendroglioma
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