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CAC2 Webinar–The Role of the IRB in Clinical Trials: What Patients and Families Need to Know — SLIDE DECK

In this month's All-Member webinar, Joanne Salcido of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation introduced and hosted Dr. Marjorie Speers of the WCG Foundation.  The slide deck from the presentation is linked below. Dr. Speers's presentation described the clinical trial process and the role of the IRB in phase 1 – 4 clinical trials. During her webinar, she explained the differences between academic and independent IRBs and the challenges IRBs face when they review multi-site trials. She also described the revised regulations that are likely to go into effect in 2018 and how they should help to reduce the time it takes for an [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–A Personalized Precision Approach to Therapy for Neuroblastoma

In this May's All-Member and Community Webinar, Gavin Lindberg (The EVAN Foundation) hosted physician investigators from the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) clinical trials consortium who presented their work on defining genetic and biologic changes in a patient’s specific tumor that can be used to guide the development of novel more effective therapies, and the choice of therapy for an individual patient. They also discussed the implications of this approach to pediatric cancer in general. Dr. Shahab Asgharzadeh presented about New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) Precision Medicine Trial, identifying biomarkers for targeted and immune based therapies. Dr. Asgharzadeh [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–The Blood-Brain Barrier: What If You Could Get Drugs Across?

In this January 2017  CAC2 All-Member webinar, we provided an opportunity to our members, associate members, student members, and supporting organizations to learn about emerging technology using ultrasound and microbubbles to deliver therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier.  Clay Larsen, President & CEO and Rhodemann Li, Founder, EVP Strategy & Finance, both of Vesselon, presented about their plans for this technology in the pediatric brain tumor population. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the body's natural defense mechanism to prevent toxins from entering the brain.  Unfortunately, it also prevents 99% of all therapeutic molecules from getting to their target to treat many diseases, [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–The Canine-Kid Connection

In this All-Member Webinar for November 2016, we provided an overview of the compelling case for studying and treating cancer in canine cancer patients – a model of spontaneously occurring disease - the underlying science, and its potential not only to help us better understand and treat pediatric cancer, but also to accelerate the pediatric cancer drug development process. CAC2 Member Ulrike Szalay of Canines -N-Kids explains:  "As we know too well, cancer is the #1 cause of disease-related death in children in most developed countries. At least 1 in 5 will die from their disease, while the vast majority [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–The Blue Ribbon Panel Report and Pediatric Cancer

Earlier this year, as part of Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, the White House established a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts to report on the current challenges and opportunities facing cancer research. In this CAC2 Research Interest Group webinar for September1 2016, CAC2 welcomed Blue Ribbon Panel members Dr. Peter Adamson (Chair of the Children's Oncology Group) and David Arons (CEO of the National Brain Tumor Society) in a discussion of the panel’s recently issued report and its implications for pediatric cancer. https://youtu.be/QGlWWQrcBlo Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Basics of a Clinical Trial in Pediatrics: A Sponsor’s Perspective

In this All-Member and all-community webinar for August 2016, CAC2 welcomes Drs. Michael Trigg, Brigid Bradley-Garelik, and Greg Plautz from Bristol-Myers Squib, speaking on the clinical trial process. These three esteemed industry experts provided an overview of the clinical trial process, particularly from an industry-sponsored trial perspective and cover topics such as clinical trial designs, different required FDA phases of drug development, data monitoring committees, general principles of pediatric trials and special considerations of pediatric trials, industry obligations to pediatrics and personalized medicine. This presentation was not recorded. Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Cavatica: The Promise of Big Data

In this CAC2 Research Interest Group webinar for July 2016, CAC2 welcomed host Dr. Adam Resnick of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Javad Nazarian of Children's Nationwide Hospital, and CAC2 member Amanda Haddock (Dragon Masters Foundation) discussing the Cavatica platform and how it can bring pediatric cancer research in line with the adult initiatives. Dr. Reznick presented about Cavatica, an exciting new cloud-based environment for securely storing, sharing and analyzing large volumes of pediatric brain tumor genomics data.  Cavatica will, for the first time, allow doctors, researchers and data scientists unparalleled access to pediatric brain tumor genomic data paired with a [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Non-Profit Driven Pediatric Oncology Drug Development

In this All-Member webinar for May 2016, CAC2 welcomed Dr. Cesare Spadoni, Chairman and Co-Founder of Accelerating Paediatric Oncology Drug Development. Parents and non-profit entities can play a strong role in driving drug development and thus accelerate the availability of more innovative drugs for children with cancer. But to do, so they must adopt new operating models and collaborate more effectively with other stakeholders. https://youtu.be/GZVCYn-Rmek Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Epigenetics, Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics

In this CAC2 Research Interest Group monthly webinar, presented on April 13, 2016, we welcomed Dr. John Maris, Giulio D'Angio Endowed Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Maris shared with us the process of learning causations, mutations, and finding targets in childhood cancer. https://youtu.be/pYEoQtK0RqQ Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Landmark Lightings and Proclamations

In this All-Member webinar for February 2015, CAC2 welcomed presenters Tony Stoddard (Sophia's Fund) and Neal Rourke (International Individual Member). Tony and Neal presented an interactive webinar to encourage dialogue between our members about Landmark Lightings and Proclamations.  They shared their past successes and techniques to help our members reach awareness goals in their communities. Read more

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