Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute


The mission of the Greehey CCRI is to advance scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer and to accelerate the translation of knowledge into novel therapies. Through discovery, development, and dissemination of scientific knowledge with relevance to childhood cancer, the overarching aim of the
Greehey CCRI is to impact the problem of cancer at all ages.


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Researchers from Greehey CCRI published a paper in OncoTarget that shows the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma cell differentiation and points to new therapeutic possibilities. Learn More

Greehey CCRI researchers find that WTAP, a novel oncogenic protein plays important roles in abnormal proliferation and arrested differentiation of leukemia cells Learn More

The CTRC/Greehey CCRI global outreach twinning program in pediatric cancer education and research got a boost by the Kids with Cancer Foundation of Vietnam at the 2013 Gala and Charity Auction, "A Night of a Thousand Dreams" in Ho Chi Minh City on October 5, 2013.
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Doctor of Optometry student's learn to conduct comprehensive pediatric eye exams and to assess for retinoblastoma.
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The UT Health Science Center San Antonio was awarded $1.8 million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to fund work ranging from genetic analysis to patient counseling skills in San Antonio, including two grants to Greehey CCRI investigators.
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St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards $50,000 grant to the Health Science Center San Antonio
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Dr. Rebel receives the
CTRC Discovery of the Year Award
from Dr. Thompson.
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New hope for taming triple-negative breast cancer
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The fellowship program in pediatric hematology-oncology was renewed for 5 years and received a special commendation from the American College of Graduate Medical Education. Learn More

PDK1-AKT-CREB/CBP pathway essential in bone development
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The GCCRI and the CTSA/IIMS program recently announced their pilot grants in childhood cancer research.

Liqin Du -  A high-content functional screen to identify long noncoding RNAs controlling
neuroblastoma cell differentiation

Helen Parsons & Greg Aune -Epidemiology of MRI-confirmed Cardiac Late Effects in Anthracycline Exposed Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Yuzuru Shiio -A pilot study on Ewing sarcomagenesis.

Congratulations to Ana Chavez, graduate student in Dr. Alex Bishop's laboratory, who has been awarded the Greehey Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Children's Health.

Congratulations to Dr. Allison Grimes, second year fellow in pediatric hematology-oncology who received a $75,000 Hyundai Hope Scholar Award for her research which will examine the genetic basis for specific side effects of chemotherapy in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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