Dr. Xiaofan (Gary) Guo Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

On June 5th, 2020, Dr. Xiaofan (Gary) Guo successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Immune Regulation of Brain Tumors”. Dr. Guo was a visiting MD/Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. David H. Gutmann from 2017-2020, where he sought to define the interactions between neurons, immune cells and tumor cells in NF1-associated optic pathway gliomas. Gary’s […]

Teen NF is Going Virtual for Fall 2020!

The Washington University NF Center is excited to announce our Teen NF, Fall 2020, Session will be going virtual! Since Covid-19 tabled our Spring 2020 Session, we have focused our energy on adapting our current program into a rewarding virtual format. Instead of our usual in-person meetings, this new format will use Zoom, a virtual […]

NF1 Researchers Discover New Genes in NF1 Cancers

Dr. Angela Hirbe, Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology, and her team found that malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are complex tumors composed of numerous distinct populations of cancer cells. MPNSTs are aggressive cancers that are traditionally difficult to treat, and frequently result in early patient death. Moreover, no effective treatments have been identified. Dr. […]