Rally Kid Anna, Beating Brain Cancer


There are multiple types of pediatric brain cancer, including brain tumors. Pediatric brain tumors include medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid/rhabnoid tumors (ATRT), primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Brain cancer can form in any area of the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Certain types are more likely to occur in certain parts of the brain.


Rally Funded Brain Cancer Research

Dr. Courtney Crane
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Effects of pediatric brain tumors on Natural Killer cell function

Dr. Debra Friedman
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Neurocognitive Assessment of Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients

Dr. Vidya Gopalakrishnan
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Phase-I Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Recurrent Pediatric Brain Tumors (4th Ventricle)
Pre-clinical and Clinical Investigations of REST in Medulloblastoma
Targeting REST Pathway in Medulloblastoma

Dr. Rintaro Hashizume
Northwestern University-Chicago University
Targeted inhibition of histone demethylase activity in brainstem glioma
University of California, San Francisco
Targeting Histone H3.3-K27M Mutation for the Treatment of DIPGs

Dr. Gregory Plautz
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Research
The development of tumor vaccine to create immune response against tumors

Children’s Oncology Group
Brain Tumor Research

Dr. Gregory Friedman
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Targeting Pediatric Medulloblastoma with Engineered Herpes Simplex Virus / DIPG / Peanut Medullo / ATRT / Giloma
Targeting Pediatric Medulloblastoma with Engineered Herpes Simplex Virus

Dr. Renee Read
Emory University
YAP inhibition in pediatric glioblastoma / DIPG

Dr. David Raleigh
University of California, San Francisco
Understanding Gli2 activation of Hedgehog target genes in medulloblastoma, Peanut , ATRT

Dr. Michele Redell
Baylor College of Medicine
Stat3 as a Critical Oncogene and Therapeutic Target in Medulloblastoma

Duke University
Medulloblastoma 2nd Year Research Study

Dr. Theodore Nicolaides
University of California, San Francisco
BRAF Targeted Therapy in Pediatric Malignant Glioma

Dr. Angela Sievert
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Targeted therapeutics in pediatric low-grade gliomas with activating BRAF

Dr. Tanya Tekautz
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma Treatment Options

Dr. William Weiss
University of California, San Francisco
Targeting BRAF in Pediatric High Grade Glioma

Dr. Alberto Broniscer
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
A Phase I study of the combination of vandetanib and dasatinib administered during and after radiation therapy in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Fund the phase II trial of a new Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor in the treatment of Gliomas

Rally Kids Fighting Brain Cancer