|Awarded On||August 16, 2017|
|Title||Individualized Pediatric Tumor Analysis Center of Texas (INPACT)|
|Award Mechanism||Core Facility Support Awards|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Carl Allen|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
To develop effective, safe therapies for children with cancer, researchers need to study living cells from tumor biopsies. The goal of the Individualized Pediatric Tumor Analysis Center of Texas (INPACT) Core is to create a specialized tissue bank that will make these cells available for research to achieve this goal. Historically, improvements in outcomes for children with cancer have come from giving maximum doses of chemotherapy. While these treatments can be effective, chemotherapy is very toxic and causes severe side effects. Worse, some children fail to respond to this therapy or experience a relapse. Many of these children ultimately die from uncontrolled cancer. New discoveries have...