St. Jude Research
The collaborative efforts of Tylerís Treehouse, Inc. and St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital has initiated a unique research protocol entitled: The Comprehensive Molecular Analysis of Tumor Samples Derived from Patients with Brainstem Glioma. This unique study, led by Dr. Alberto Broniscer, hopes to address the current lack of knowledge for this terrible tumor. The ultimate goal is to identify specific molecular targets for treatment.
A fund earmarked for brainstem glioma research, started in response to Tylerís death and by Tylerís Treehouse, Inc., has been established within the Division of Neuro-Oncology at St. Jude. Thus far, over the past several months, this money has been helpful in facilitating the collection of other tissue samples. More specifically, so that high-quality specimens are available for research, this fund has helped subsidize non-local autopsies of patients with brainstem gliomas and any procedures required to get the tissue collected outside of Memphis to St. Jude laboratories in the best possible condition.
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Ongoing Clinical Study: