I’m raising money for the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium to help fight childhood brain cancer and fund lifesaving research.
The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) is a collaborative, multi-institutional research program dedicated to the study and treatment of childhood brain tumors. The CBTTC supports the research of new prognostic biomarkers and therapies for children with pediatric brain tumors. As part of this research effort, the CBTTC has developed a network of informatics and data applications which allow researchers from across the world to work together to discover cures. “Innovation through collaboration” is made possible by the CBTTC’s state-of-the-art biorepository as well as expertise of leaders in the field of biomedicine.
The CBTTC consists of 16 primary member institutions worldwide.The operations center of the CBTTC is located at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and integrates genomic and molecular research, biorepository management and support for the informatics platforms of the CBTTC. This infrastructure serves an important role in the CBTTC’s ability to provide free and open access to brain tumor data to researchers throughout the world.
Why this is so important to me:
Brain tumor are the leading cause of cancer related death in children. Only through supporting collaborative efforts like the CBTTC we will be able to accelerate research and find new and less toxic therapies for children.
Breakthroughs Are Upon Us
How You Can Help
Make an Immediate Impact Today. 100 percent of every donation to the Parkway Run & Walk will help the CBTTC make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood brain tumors developing new treatments that will improve outcomes for children, and one day may lead to a cure