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Entries from October 2017

TWIPO #66 - Interview with Dr. Rani George

October 2nd, 2017 · Comments

Host Dr. Ryan Roberts, from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is joined by Dr. Rani George to discuss her experience with studying neuroblastoma and how she got involved in the field of oncology. George discusses her thoughts on what is needed to progress pediatric cancer research - including relapse biopsies, understanding the biology, and, of course, funding. As Dr. Roberts says, what we need is, "...more time, more patience, and more funding."  Please send questions and comments to TWiPO@solvingkidscancer.org 

Tags: cancer · children · pediatric cancer · childhood cancer · drug development · neuroblastoma · research · immunotherapy · Advancement in Cancer Research

TWiPO #65 - Interview with Dr. Brenda Weigel

October 2nd, 2017 · Comments

In this podcast, co-Hosts Dr. Robyn Dennis and Dr. Ryan Roberts had the honor of interviewing Dr. Brenda Weigel, Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Weigel discusses her “serendipitous” background story of how she became involved in childhood oncology, as well as talks about the challenges the field faces with managing new cancer therapies. But, despite the challenges, she is hopeful that we are moving away from chemotherapy treatments into an era of cancer therapies that “hopefully, has the potential to cure the cancers and improve the quality of life”. 

Tags: cancer · pediatric cancer · childhood cancer · drug development · research · immunotherapy · Advancement in Cancer Research