Florian Grebien appointed as new Principal Investigator at St. Anna CCRI
Prof. Florian Grebien, PhD, is eager to understand why some childhood leukemias show poor treatment response and how this can be tackled. To this end, he is now establishing his own team at St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI). "Prof. Grebien is an outstanding researcher. We have followed his scientific achievements for many years and are very pleased to have been able to recruit him as a Principal Investigator to St. Anna CCRI," says Prof. Kaan Boztug, MD, Scientific Director of St. Anna CCRI.
International sarcoma meeting “EuSARC” hosted by St. Anna CCRI in Vienna
From May 18th to 20th, St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) welcomes scientists and physicians from Europe, the USA, and beyond, at the EuSARC 2023 meeting in Vienna. EuSARC is a Europe-wide group of scientists holding annual meetings to address the dire need for novel therapies in sarcomas, a group of poorly explored bone and soft tissue tumors.
International Day of Immunology: How to support the immune system
(Vienna, 29.4.2023) Today is International Day of Immunology – a day to raise awareness for the importance of immunology. A recent study from St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute reveals the association between an impaired immune system and the susceptibility to viral infections and cancer in a young patient.
Drug combination shrinks childhood cancer in zebrafish
A combination therapy against childhood bone cancer is efficient in living organisms: if the tumor is transplanted into fish larvae and treated with certain drugs, it shrinks significantly or disappears completely. However, the journey will still take a while before these drugs can be applied in children, say Martin Distel, PhD, from St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute and co-authors. The results were published in the journal Cancer Letters.