Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Researcher Earns Competitive Grants for Work in Neural Tumors  
9/23/2011 10:15:18 AM

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shahab Asgharzadeh, MD, a physician-scientist in the Cancer Program at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has received two competitive grants to continue his research aimed at finding gene-based treatment solutions for two deadly pediatric cancers that originate in the nervous system. Dr. Asgharzadeh's investigations are focused on medulloblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor occurring in childhood, as well as neuroblastoma, which develops from nerve tissue outside the brain and is the most common cancer in infants. "If we can develop improved methods of risk assessment and treatment planning, we can give children a better chance of survival and long-term quality of life," he said.