CPRIT Innovations V – Progress on Childhood Cancer Research

Sep 18, 2017, 18:00 PM by Melodi Moore

CPRIT Innovation V

With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, there is no better time to be reminded of all of the work CPRIT grantees and our partner institutions are doing to address childhood cancer.

CPRIT investment created Centers of Excellence that establish Texas as a national leader in understanding why children develop cancer and discovering more effective ways to prevent and cure childhood cancers.

With 10% of CPRIT’s research portfolio going to childhood cancer research – more than twice the national rate, CPRIT has made childhood cancer a priority by supporting over 121 childhood and adolescent cancer projects.

At the 2017 CPRIT Innovations V Conference in Austin this November, CPRIT is bringing together the greatest minds in Texas who are fighting in the front lines of childhood cancer.

Moderated by Stephen Skapek, MD, Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, “Progress on Childhood Cancer Research” will give you the opportunity to hear about specific research projects to develop more effective treatment for childhood cancer and learn about future research and prevention directions.

“Progress on Childhood Cancer Research” presenters include:

  • Abbey Berenson, MD, PhD – Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health, UT Medical Branch Galveston.
  • Barry Maurer, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  • Brendan Lee, MD, PhD – Chairman, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • James Amatruda MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Biology and Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Joshua Mendell, MD, PhD – Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Peter Houghton, PhD – Director and Professor of Molecular Medicine Greehley Children’s Cancer Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio.

Check out our conference schedule available online.

REGISTER NOW to complete your registration. Conference fees include meeting materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Make your hotel reservations now. Room rates start at $141.00 per night.

CPRIT grantees may use their grant funds for travel/conference for a maximum of two people involved on the grant.