April 26, 2018 (Noon - 1:30 p.m. ET)
Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch (OPPTB), Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA), NICHD
NIH Neuroscience Center Building, 6001 Executive Blvd, Room B1/B2, Rockville, MD
Although research has improved outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer, challenges remain. Precision medicine trials for pediatric cancer patients are ongoing. Pediatric MATCH is a nationwide trial to explore whether targeted therapies are effective for children and adolescents with solid tumors that have specific genetic mutations. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Children’s Oncology Group, a member of NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network, developed the trial with input from the Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies. The trial is the first pediatric precision medicine trial of this scale.
Nita Seibel, M.D., will discuss Pediatric Match and related research. She is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist and the head of NCI’s Pediatric Solid Tumor Therapeutics program.
George Giacoia, OPPTB, NICHD
Phone: (301) 496-5589