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Neuro-oncology Certification and Recertification Examination Application Deadline Extended

Deadline March 31, 2017

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Call for Proposals - Neuro-Oncology Courses

Deadline April 30 for courses to be held in developing countries

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May
04

5th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS)

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May
18

Brain Tumor Berlin 2017

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June
07

5th International CNS Germ Cell Tumor Symposium

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Brain Tumor Biorepository Established

 

Ian’s Friends Foundation (IFF) Brain Tumor Biorepository at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA) has been established to collect, culture, and distribute pediatric brain tumor biospecimen for research studies with CHOA IRB approval and patient consent. The goal of IFF is to make these biospecimen available free of charge except for shipping to research investigators working on advancing the molecular understanding and treatment of pediatric brain tumors.

Currently the IFF Brain Tumor Biorepository at CHOA has several pediatric brain tumor neurosphere cultures available. These cultures have been quality control tested and found free of mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi contamination. Phenotypic verification has been done by H&E evaluation and currently short tandem repeat cell line authentication matching the cell cultures to the original tumor is being done.

Also available are viable brain tumor tissue and early growth neurospheres which have not gone through quality control and which have not proliferated or thrived after passaging in our lab but may be of use for xenograft, cell sorting, or other research.

Click here to view the complete biospecimen list.

To obtain the “Statement of Research Intent” form to submit a request, contact labresearchcoordinator@choa.org