Grant ID RP180805
Awarded On August 24, 2018
Title Pediatric Cancer Data Core
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Yang Xie
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $5,394,842
Lay Summary

Curative treatment in childhood cancer may cause an unacceptable burden of side effects and long-term deficits. Therefore, there is a need for both less toxic and more effective therapies. Because pediatric cancers are rare, sufficient numbers for analysis usually require multi-institutional studies. The most effective research will result from the combination and interrogation of datasets across institutes and will include comprehensive clinical, genomic and imaging insights from historical and prospective trials. However, inconsistent terminology naming among groups, different sample labelling rules, and lack of technical support have hampered researchers’ efforts to share data and communi...

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