CBTP Published Research

ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE – MAY 2019

Real-Time, in Vivo Correlation of Molecular Structure with Drug Distribution in the Brain Striatum Following Convection Enhanced Delivery.

Tosi U, Kommidi H, Bellat V, Marnell CS, Guo H, Adeuyan O, Schweitzer ME, Chen N, Su T, Zhang G, Maachani UB, Pisapia DJ, Law B, Souweidane MM, Ting R.ACS Chem Neurosci. 2019 May 15;10(5):2287-2298. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00607. Epub 2019 Mar 6.
PMID:30838861

 

NATURE – JANUARY 2019

Tracking tumour evolution in glioma through liquid biopsies of cerebrospinal fluid.

Miller AM, Shah RH, Pentsova EI, Pourmaleki M, Briggs S, Distefano N, Zheng Y, Skakodub A, Mehta SA, Campos C, Hsieh WY, Selcuklu SD, Ling L, Meng F, Jing X, Samoila A, Bale TA, Tsui DWY, Grommes C, Viale A, Souweidane MM, Tabar V, Brennan CW, Reiner AS, Rosenblum M, Panageas KS, DeAngelis LM, Young RJ, Berger MF, Mellinghoff IK.
Nature. 2019 Jan;565(7741):654-658. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0882-3. Epub 2019 Jan 23.
PMID: 30675060

 

NATURE – JANUARY 2019

18F-Radiolabeled Panobinostat Allows for Positron Emission Tomography Guided Delivery of a Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor.

Kommidi H, Tosi U, Maachani UB, Guo H, Marnell CS, Law B, Souweidane MM, Ting R.ACS Med Chem Lett. 2018 Jan 17;9(2):114-119. doi: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.7b00471. eCollection 2018 Feb 8.

Nature. 2019 Jan;565(7741):654-658. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0882-3. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

PMID:30675060 FREE DOWNLOAD

 

LANCET ONCOLOGY – AUGUST 2018

Convection-enhanced delivery for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: a single-centre, dose-escalation, phase 1 trial.

Souweidane MM, Kramer K, Pandit-Taskar N, Zhou Z, Haque S, Zanzonico P, Carrasquillo JA, Lyashchenko SK, Thakur SB, Donzelli M, Turner RS, Lewis JS, Cheung NV, Larson SM, Dunkel IJ.Lancet Oncol. 2018 Aug;19(8):1040-1050. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30322-X. Epub 2018 Jun 18. Erratum in: Lancet Oncol. 2018 Aug;19(8):e382.
PMID: 29914796

 

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY – JULY 2018

Volume of distribution and clearance of peptide-based nanofiber after convection-enhanced delivery.

Singh R, Bellat V, Wang M, Schweitzer ME, Wu YL, Tung CH, Souweidane MM, Law B.J Neurosurg. 2018 Jul;129(1):10-18. doi: 10.3171/2017.2.JNS162273. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
PMID:28885119

COLD SPRING HARBOR MOLECULAR CASE STUDIES – APRIL 2018

Precision oncogenomics in pediatrics: a personal reflection.

Campbell C, Greenfield JP.Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2018 Apr 2;4(2). pii: a002865. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a002865. Print 2018 Apr. Review.
PMID: 29610396. Free PMC Article

 

JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE – MARCH 2018

PARP-1-Targeted Radiotherapy in Mouse Models of Glioblastoma.

Jannetti SA, Carlucci G, Carney B, Kossatz S, Shenker L, Carter LM, Salinas B, Brand C, Sadique A, Donabedian PL, Cunanan KM, Gönen M, Ponomarev V, Zeglis BM, Souweidane MM, Lewis JS, Weber WA, Humm JL, Reiner T.J Nucl Med. 2018 Aug;59(8):1225-1233. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.117.205054. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

 

JOURNAL OF NEUROONCOLOGY – MARCH 2018

Patterns of relapse for children with localized intracranial ependymoma.

De B, Khakoo Y, Souweidane MM, Dunkel IJ, Patel SH, Gilheeney SW, De Braganca KC, Karajannis MA, Wolden SL.J Neurooncol. 2018 Jun;138(2):435-445. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-2815-7. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

 

PEDIATRIC BLOOD CANCER – JANUARY 2018

A phase II study of radioimmunotherapy with intraventricular 131 I-3F8 for medulloblastoma.

Kramer K, Pandit-Taskar N, Humm JL, Zanzonico PB, Haque S, Dunkel IJ, Wolden SL, Donzelli M, Goldman DA, Lewis JS, Lyashchenko SK, Khakoo Y, Carrasquillo JA, Souweidane MM, Greenfield JP, Lyden D, De Braganca KD, Gilheeney SW, Larson SM, Cheung NV.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jan;65(1). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26754. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
PMID:28940863

 

PEDIATRIC BLOOD CANCER – SEPTEMBER 2017

A phase II study of radioimmunotherapy with intraventricular 131 I-3F8 for medulloblastoma.

Kramer K, Pandit-Taskar N, Humm JL, Zanzonico PB, Haque S, Dunkel IJ, Wolden SL, Donzelli M, Goldman DA, Lewis JS, Lyashchenko SK, Khakoo Y, Carrasquillo JA, Souweidane MM, Greenfield JP, Lyden D, De Braganca KD, Gilheeney SW, Larson SM, Cheung NV.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jan;65(1). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26754. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
PMID: 28940863

 

PALLIATIVE SUPPORT CARE – SEPTEMBER 2017

Rapid autopsy of a patient with recurrent anaplastic ependymoma.

Lange KR, Fischer C, Rajappa P, Connors S, Pisapia D, Greenfield JP, Beltran H, Rubin M, Mosquera JM, Khakoo Y.Palliat Support Care. 2018 Apr;16(2):238-242. doi: 10.1017/S1478951517000864. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
PMID:  28942746 Free PMC Article

JCO PRECISION ONCOLOGY – JUNE 2017

Next-Generation Rapid Autopsies Enable Tumor Evolution Tracking and Generation of Preclinical Models.

Pisapia DJ, Salvatore S, Pauli C, Hissong E, Eng K, Prandi D, Sailer VW, Robinson BD, Park K, Cyrta J, Tagawa ST, Kossai M, Fontugne J, Kim R, Sigaras A, Rao R, Pancirer D, Faltas B, Bareja R, Molina AM, Nanus DM, Rajappa P, Souweidane MM, Greenfield J, Emde AK, Robine N, Elemento O, Sboner A, Demichelis F, Beltran H, Rubin MA, Mosquera JM.JCO Precis Oncol. 2017;2017. doi: 10.1200/PO.16.00038. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
PMID: 29333526 . Free PMC Article

 

Dr. Souweidane’s Trial Findings Published in Lancet Oncology

Dr. Souweidane’s Trial Findings Published in Lancet Oncology

On behalf of Dr. Mark Souweidane and the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, we are proud to announce that the Lancet Oncology has published the highly anticipated results of Dr. Mark Souweidane’s first-ever dose escalation study using convection-enhanced delivery (CED) in patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The milestone Phase I clinical trial, which investigated the safety of using CED to bypass the blood-brain barrier and administer a drug directly to a brain stem tumor site, resulted in no serious adverse effects and no dose-limiting toxicity; researchers conclude that the technique is safe to use in children.   

This publication validates a career-long hypothesis that Dr. Souweidane put forth more than 20 years ago, and was only made possible by the families who entrusted their children in his care by enrolling in the trial, and the donors who have provided the financial support to enable this research (read his inspiring blog here).

The results are so promising, they are expected to eventually change the landscape of future pediatric brain tumor protocols.   

View the article abstract here.

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Dr. Mark Souweidane and patient, Brooke, who participated in the breakthrough Phase 1 clinical trial.

 

Dr. Greenfield Invited to Join Englander Institute for Precision Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, Co-Founder of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, has accepted an invitation to become a standing member of the Weill Cornell Medicine Englander Institute for Precision Medicine. Dr. Greenfield’s formal affiliation with the Institute is in recognition of his work in genomic sequencing of pediatric brain tumors and his ongoing research collaboration with the Institute.

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The CBTP is proud to be awarded a St Baldrick’s grant for childhood cancer research!

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, has just announced its newest round of grants, and Weill Cornell’s Children’s Brain Tumor Project is proud to be a recipient.  St. Baldrick’s has committed to grant more than $2 million to support the next generation of St. Baldrick’s Fellows and Summer Fellows at 27 institutions across the U.S.

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Lab Update: August 2017

These are exciting times in pediatric neuro-oncology research, and nowhere is that excitement felt more than right here in the CBTP labs. We have recently doubled in size, thanks to the generous support of our families and friends. Where once our two teams worked side by side, taking parallel paths toward our common goal, now we are four. And we couldn’t be happier about that. Read more

On the Horizon: Focused Ultrasound for Brain Tumors?

Dr. Michael Kaplitt, our Vice Chair for Research, made news this summer when he became the first in New York to use Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) to treat patients with essential tremor, just a week after the technology received FDA approval. The completely non-invasive technique uses 1,000 low-energy ultrasound waves focused on a precise spot in the brain, each individual wave sparing healthy tissue while the combined energy destroys its target. Read more

Sharing Results of Brain Tumor Research

The Children’s Brain Tumor Project made amazing progress this year, not only in terms of what we learned but also in what we shared. The fact is, getting our discoveries out into the scientific community is just as important as making them in the first place. Research is such an iterative process—we make a small but significant finding and share it by publishing an academic paper read by colleagues around the world, which they then use to advance their own work. They publish their new findings, which we then read and use to inspire our next steps. Back and forth, one step at a time, we move the science forward.

That’s why 2016 was such a big year for us. We made some very interesting findings, but we also concentrated on sharing them. The Internet is a big help here, since it shortens the time it takes to disseminate information. An accepted paper can spend months in the queue for publication, but academic journals now publish electronically in advance of print. That gets our findings into circulation much faster, and it also lets us learn from other labs in a more timely way. Read more