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New “multi-omic” research projects launched to confront the complexity of glioblastoma and pediatric brain tumor treatment development

The National Cancer Institute announced funding totaling $4 million for new adult and pediatric brain cancer research projects. Project HOPE (High-Grade Glioma-Omics in Pediatric and AYA) will use single-cell sequencing approaches designed to capture critical information on tumor cell types and the tumor microenvironment that are missed by traditional sequencing techniques.

The National Cancer Institute announced funding totaling $4 million for new adult and pediatric brain cancer research projects. Project HOPE (High-Grade Glioma-Omics in Pediatric and AYA) will use single-cell sequencing approaches designed to capture critical information on tumor cell types and the tumor microenvironment that are missed by traditional sequencing techniques. This information will ultimately inform the development of more effective treatments for pediatric and young adult patients. The Project HOPE project will include investigators from Seattle Children’s Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Children's National Health System, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and more.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette