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NF1 Researchers Investigate the Role of MicroRNA in NF1-Associated Tumors

Dr. David H. Gutmann, and fellow researchers at John’s Hopkins University, confirmed the importance of microRNA in the biology of...

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....

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...

Dr. Michelle Wegscheid Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Michelle Wegscheid, an MD/PhD trainee in the Neurosciences Program at Washington University, successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Genetic risk...

New Targets for Childhood Brain Tumors Identified

Neurons, immune cells work together to promote tumor growth in neurofibromatosis type 1 Children with the genetic condition neurofibromatosis type...

The “Emerging Field of Cancer Neuroscience”

As an outgrowth of a seminal meeting at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Banbury Center in December 2019, a white...

New Study Finds NF1 Mutations Have Varying Effects in Human Brain Cells

In the recently published study in Stem Cell Reports, Corina Anastasaki, PhD, Michelle Wegscheid, MD, PhD candidate, and colleagues sought...

NF1 Researchers Describe the Largest Effort to Define the Genetic Makeup of MPNSTs

Dr. Angela Hirbe, a Washington University NF Center researcher, is one of leaders of the Genomics of MPNST (GeM) consortium,...

Recent Study Reveals a New Gene in NF1 Brain Cancer

In a recent publication, spearheaded by Dr. Wing H. Wong, a former graduate student in Dr. Todd Druley’s laboratory, in...

New Study Hopes to Improve Management of Brain Tumors in Young Children

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is one of the most common cancer predisposition syndromes, where children are prone to develop low-grade...