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Jan. 19 Science Friday examines new therapies for pediatric brain tumors

Jan. 1, 2007

Faculty member Dr. Jim Olson will present "Discovering and prioritizing new therapies for pediatric brain tumors," at the next Science Friday, Jan. 19, noon-1 p.m. in Pelton Auditorium. The discussion will focus on how a mouse model of pediatric-brain cancer, combined with studies of brain-cancer cells from children who undergo surgery have provided insight into more effective, less toxic brain-tumor therapies. Olson's Clinical Research Division lab studies pediatric brain tumors, with emphasis on new therapies based on pathways that are shared during the processes of brain development and brain-tumor genesis.

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