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Clinical Studies and Research

Research that leads to results.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of the leading sites in the United States for pediatric clinical studies. Specifically, Children’s Neuro-Oncology Program has received significant grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. These funds are used to take research from the lab to clinical trials as quickly as possible — to benefit as many children as possible.

Here are some examples of current research initiatives:

  • Developing therapies to interrupt pathways in the brain that drive tumor growth
  • Creating a vaccine to suppress brain tumor growth
  • Modifying a type of virus to kill tumor cells while leaving other cells intact
Last Update
May 14, 2012
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Last Update
May 14, 2012