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TWiPO #58 ~ Interview with Dr. Damon Reed

October 17th, 2016 · Comments

TWiPO Host Dr. Timothy Cripe, with co-hosts Dr. Nilay Shah and Dr. Bhuvana Setty welcome Dr. Damon Reed, Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Program at Moffitt Cancer Center and Leader of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's pediatric phase I consortium, the Sunshine Project. Dr. Reed shares his view points on how we can improve and accelerate the current trajectory with regard to pediatric therapy development. 

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Tags: families · cancer risk · cancer · children · pediatric cancer · childhood cancer · drug development · neuroblastoma · medulloblastoma · sarcoma · research · brain tumor · immunotherapy · clinical trials · Advancement in Cancer Research

TWIPO #56 ~ Interview with Dr. Mark Hatley

September 6th, 2016 · Comments

On today's podcast, TWIPO host Dr. Timothy Cripe (Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and co-host Dr. Ryan Roberts (Nationwide Children’s Hospital) interview Dr. Mark Hatley (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital). Dr. Hatley discusses how he got into the field of Biological Chemistry in Oncology. Also Dr. Hatley gives an indepth explaination about his research in G-Proteins.

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Tags: cancer · children · pediatric cancer · childhood cancer · drug development · neuroblastoma · medulloblastoma · research · brain tumor · immunotherapy · clinical trials · Advancement in Cancer Research

TWIPO #50 ~ Interview With Dr. Jonathan Finlay

May 8th, 2015 · Comments

In this most recent TWiPO podcast hosted by Dr. Timothy Cripe (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), he interviews Dr. Jonathan Finlay (Program Director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital) about sparked in research interest in brain tumors. One of Dr. Finlay’s mentors, helped launch a new treatment, which was able to rescue a proportion of newly diagnosed children who failed conventional chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. That novel treatment is now a growing method of treating medulloblastoma.

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Tags: pediatric cancer · childhood cancer · medulloblastoma · profile interview · brain tumor

TWiPO #8 ~ Seneca Valley virus and medulloblastoma

February 10th, 2014 · Comments

June 09, 2011

An oncolytic virus for a common childhood brain tumor

In this eighth episode of "This Week in Pediatric Oncology" podcast hosts Dr. Tim Cripe, Dr. Lars Wagner and Dr. Lionel Chow discuss a recent publication by researchers at Baylor/Texas Children's in Houston that shows remarkable results of Seneca Valley virus SVV-001 on orthotopic mouse models of medulloblastoma.

The TWiPO hosts raise many interesting points about this research and highlight the strengths as well as limitations of this work. This exciting research provides new evidence of promise for oncolytic virus therapy for childhood tumors.

For more information about oncolytic virus trials for pediatric cancers, see a recent webinar "Oncolytic Virotherapy for Pediatric Solid Tumors" presented by the principal investigators of five clinical trials in children and sponsored by Solving Kids' Cancer.

The article discussed in this episode can be found here:

A single intravenous injection of oncolytic picornavirus SVV-001 eliminates medulloblastomas in primary tumor-based orthotopic xenograft mouse models. Yu L, Baxter PA, et al. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Jan;13(1):14-27. Epub 2010 Nov 12.

Another related article by the same group:

Treatment of invasive retinoblastoma in a murine model using an oncolytic picornavirus. Wadhwa L, Hurwitz MY, et al. Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 15;67(22):10653-6. [fulltext]

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Tags: children · childhood cancer · medulloblastoma