Grant ID RP170675
Awarded On August 16, 2017
Title Individualized Pediatric Tumor Analysis Center of Texas (INPACT)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Carl Allen
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $200,000
Lay Summary

To develop effective, safe therapies for children with cancer, researchers need to study living cells from tumor biopsies. The goal of the Individualized Pediatric Tumor Analysis Center of Texas (INPACT) Core is to create a specialized tissue bank that will make these cells available for research to achieve this goal. Historically, improvements in outcomes for children with cancer have come from giving maximum doses of chemotherapy. While these treatments can be effective, chemotherapy is very toxic and causes severe side effects. Worse, some children fail to respond to this therapy or experience a relapse. Many of these children ultimately die from uncontrolled cancer. New discoveries have...

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