In a piece to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Diana Martins Carvalho reflects on the vital support of families who generously donate tissue samples and funds that enable her research into childhood brain tumours. Diana is a post-doctoral training fellow in Professor Chris Jones’ lab at the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR).
M4K Pharma is proud to be collaborating with Professor Jones’ group within a framework of open science to develop drugs that inhibit ACVR1. The Glioma group at ICR, led by Professor Jones, found that mutations in the ACVR1 gene can lead to the development of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
To read Diana’s post: https://www.icr.ac.uk/blogs/tales-from-the-lab/page-details/childhood-brain-tumours-from-tissue-samples-to-new-treatment-options
Image: Islastones Foundation visiting Professor Chris Jones’ team. Left: Diana Carvalho