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MISSION MAGAZINE: Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain cancer

October 22, 2019

Sometimes small things make the biggest difference. A new study has found that a molecule thousands of times smaller than a gene is able to kill medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer. This tiny molecule, named MiR-584-5p, is quite efficient in its action. It sensitizes the cancer to chemotherapy and radiation, making it plausible […]



Review article “Challenges and Opportunities for Childhood Cancer Drug Development” co-authored by Drs Kurmasheva and Houghton

October 3, 2019

The review article “Challenges and Opportunities for Childhood Cancer Drug Development” co-authored by Raushan Kurmasheva, Ph.D. and Peter Houghton, Ph.D. has just been published.


WEBINAR: Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Transitioning to Adulthood

September 27, 2019

REPOST from September 25th webinar originally broadcasted, September 25th, 2019 Childhood cancer advocates, families, researchers, and survivors are invited to join us for this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month event. We’ll have a robust discussion about the challenges facing childhood cancer survivors as they transition out of pediatric care and into young adulthood. SPEAKERS: Gregory Aune, […]


September is Women in Medicine Month

September 19, 2019

  As part of the American Medical Association (AMA) “Women in Medicine Month”, we at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute – UT Health San Antonio would like to take a moment and celebrate the female faculty who have dedicated their careers to childhood cancer.     Christine Aguilar, MD, MPH, Faculty Associate, Greehey Children’s […]


Raushan Kurmasheva, Ph.D. to Receive Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s “Emerging Scientist Award.”

September 13, 2019

“Dr. Kurmasheva and her team have received the Emerging Scientist Award by CCRF to uncover the mechanism(s) of the interaction of the two major DNA repair pathways, and discover modulators of their interface with the goal of developing a novel therapy for Ewing sarcoma.”   For more information about the CCRF and this award, CLICK […]