Texas Children's receives a major collaborative grant to study therapies for pediatric brain tumors

Dr. Lisa Kahalley, Associate Professor and Associate Chief of Research for the Psychology Section and Director of Neurobehavioral Oncology for the Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers, was awarded a $6.7M R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a large, multi-national, multi-disciplinary study comparing symptom burden/toxicity, neurocognitive change, and functional outcomes in pediatric brain tumor patients treated with proton vs. photon radiotherapy. Dr. Kahalley is leading this study with Dr. Donald Mabbott at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) and Dr. Pamela Hinds at Children’s Hospital (DC).

Other Baylor College and Texas Children's investigators involved in this project include: Drs. Murali Chintagumpala, Fatih Okcu, Kim Raghubar, Philip Lupo, William Whitehead, and Charles Minard. Other participating sites include MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center (Houston), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto), and The Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne).