Three new MaGIC Committees have been formed: Young Investigator Committee, Survivorship Committee and Pathology Committee
Farzana Pashankar has been promoted to Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Aditya Bagrodia has been named to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Testicular Cancer Guidelines Panel.
Matthew Murray has been promoted to Reader. His research identified the utility of specific circulating microRNAs for diagnosis, disease-monitoring and relapse detection in malignant germ cell tumours. This work is now on the cusp of clinical reality and will reduce unnecessary scans and treatment for affected patients. Matthew is also an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, based in the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is Biology Co-Lead of the Malignant Germ Cell International Collaborative and Chair of the Germ Cell Tumour Working Group within the International Society of Paediatric Oncology Brain Tumour Group.
Larry Einhorn was recently featured on Season III, Episode 6 of “Your Stories: Conquering Cancer” podcast, Behind the Breakthroughs: The Path to a Cure for Testicular Cancer. In the podcast, Larry talks to his friend and colleague, Patrick Loehrer, MD, about how he outsmarted what was once the deadliest form of male cancer.
Lindsay Frazier recently received an award recognizing her as an “AYA Pioneer.” The award was presented to Lindsay at the 10th Annual Texas Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology Conference. Lindsay was recognized along with 11 others as being an AYA Pioneer – someone who has fought hard over the last 10 years to advance the field of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
Brice Fresneau has received a grant from the French Society of Pediatric Oncology to support his analysis of tumor marker decline.
Lindsay Frazier, Jim Amatruda, Matt Murray, and Jin Piao were recently awarded an NIH grant toward validation of miRNAs as a diagnostic test.
Jim Amatruda, Matt Murray, and Lindsay Frazier were recently awarded a Rally Foundation grant toward the development of serum miRNAs as prognostic tool.
Jim Amatruda has recently moved from UT Southwestern to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where he will be serving as the Endowed Chair of Sarcoma Research.
Congratulations to Girish Chinnaswamy, Chair of MaGIC’s Nominating and Membership Committee, who has been promoted to Head of the Division of Pediatric Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.
MaGIC member Adriana Fonseca, Hospital for Sick Children, was awarded the 2019 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Brigid Leventhal Special Merit Award. Special Merit Awards are presented each year to trainees and junior faculty who have the top-ranking abstracts for the ASCO Annual Meeting. Awards were presented at the ASCO annual meeting.
Lindsay Frazier, MaGIC Consortium Chair, was awarded an NCI UH2 grant entitled “Assay Validation of a Circulating miRNA Test for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Malignant Germ Cell Tumors.”
Jim Amatruda, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has received a grant supporting research for prognosis and monitoring in term cell tumor patients from the Rally Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. Dr. Amatruda is Co-chair of MaGIC’s Biology Committee.