Doctors and Researchers

CNCF Funded Research

2013-14 Funding

Dr. Ting Tao:     Dana Farber Cancer Institute                                          $100,000
The Role of ARID1A in neuroblastoma tumorigenesis
Dr. Bilal Omer:  Baylor College of Medicine                                              $100,000
Improving immune cell trafficking to neuroblastoma with “scout cells

2012-13 Funding
Dr. Jason Shohet:  Baylor College of Medicine                                       $40,000
Analysis of p53 responses and regulation by G-CSFin neuroblastoma cancer stem cell subpopulations.
Dr. Julie Park:  Seattle Children’s Hospital                                              $10,000
MIBG Scoring Project: COGA3973 and SIOPEN-NBL-1
 Dr. Sam Volchenboum: Comer Children’s Hospital                              $50,000
“The MYCN Oncogene: Providing Insight to Improved Diagnostic Stratification, Therapeutic Evaluation, and Novel Treatment Design for High-Risk Neuroblastoma.”

2011-12 Funding
NANT                                                                                                               $70,000
SIOPEN                                                                                                           $15,000
Travel grant for MIBG Scoring Project
MIBG Scoring Project: COGA3973 and SIOPEN-NBL-1
2010-11 Funding
Dr. Eveline Barbieri. Baylor College of Medicine                                   $100,000 2 yr grant
A novel therapeutic approach to p53 wild type Neuroblastoma: Sestrin 2 mediated inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway
Dr. Qiwei Yang, University of Illinois, Chicago                                        $100,000 2 yr grant
DNMT3B7-mediated epigenetic alteration and anti-tumorigenic effect in neuroblastoma
Dr. Yibing Xu, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles                                     $100,000
Natural Killer Cell Based Immunotherapy of Neuroblastoma
2009-10 Funding
NANT                                                                                                              $100,000
Dr. Susan Cohn, University of Chicago                                                    $65,000
Interactive International Neuroblastoma Information Network
Dr. Susan Cohn, University of Chicago                                                    $25,000
Genome-wide Analysis of Favorable Stage Neuroblastoma with MYCN Amplification
2008-09 Funding
NANT                                                                                                            $200,000
Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung, Memorial Sloan Kettering                                $25,000
Humanized 3F8 Research
Dr. Heidi Russell, Texas Children’s Hospital                                       $66,000
Pepi Trial
Metin Gurcan PhD, Ohio State University                                              $100,000 2 yr grant
Computer aided prognosis of Neuroblastoma
Dr. Kelly Goldsmith, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia                  $100,000 2 yr grant
Polymine Depletion Strategies in Neuroblastoma
Dr. Eugene Kim, Baylor College of Medicine                                       $100,000 2 yr grant
The Role of MDM2 in Tumor Angiogenesis in Neuroblastoma
Dr. Hong Xu, Memorial Sloan Kettering                                                 $100,000 2 yr grant
B7H3: An Immunological Target for Neuroblastoma
Dr. Barry Mauerer, Texas Tech University                                               $28,600
Purchase of Fenretinide
2007-08 Funding
NANT                    $100,000
Drs. Seeger/Reynolds, Children’s Hospital LA                                 $5000
Private donation
Dr. Susan Cohn, University of Chicago                                              $25,000
Genome Wide
Dr. Cynthia van Golen, Delaware State University                            $50,000 2 yr grant
Therapeutic Efficacy of Agents Targeting the IGF-IR in Human Neuroblastoma
Dr. Elizabeth Beierle, University of Florida/                                        $50,000 2 yr grant
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Focal Adhesion Kinase and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-3 in Neuroblastoma
Dr. Tasnim Ara, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles                           $50,000 2 yr grant
Contribution of Bone Marrow Microenvironment to Neuroblastoma Chemoresistance and Tumor Progression
Dr. Alexandre Chlenski, University of Chicago                                  $50,000 2 yr grant
SPARC-derived peptides for the treatment of Neuroblastoma
Dr. Kristina Cole, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia                     $50,000 2 yr grant
siRNA Inhibition of the Protein Kinome in Neuroblastoma
2006-07 Funding
Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung, Memorial Sloan Kettering                             $88,000
Sonia Hernandez, Columbia University                                              $50,000 2 yr grant
Notch Signaling Pathway and VEGF Blockade in Neuroblastoma
Dr. Jason Shohet, Baylor College of Medicine                                   $50,000 2 yr grant
MYCN-regulated MicroRNA Expression in Neuroblastoma
Drs. Seeger/Reynolds, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles           $5000
Private donation
2005-06 Funding
Dr. Edward Attiyeh, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia                   $50,000 2 yr grant
Genetic basis of aggressive neuroblastoma
Dr. Louis Chesler, University of CA, San Francisco                            $50,000 2 yr grant
Proteomic analysis of serum from children with neuroblastoma  
Dr. Radoslaw Zagoadzon, Beth Israel Deaconess                             $50,000 2 yr grant
Studies on the role of CHK Kinase on Neuroblastoma