The Pediatric Oncology Translational Research Laboratory (POTRL) at Penn State is truly unique with the work being done supporting active clinical trials, as well as looking at preclinical models that will eventually lead to future clinical trials and novel drug combinations. Research is often thought of as being decades away from the clinic, but here, the work is actively helping patients today.
The main areas of research within the Pediatric Oncology Translational Research Laboratory include personalized medicine through the Precision Medicine Program, neuroblastoma research, ewing sarcoma research, rhabdomyosarcoma research, and rare brain tumor research (including DIPG, ETMR, and ATRT).
We work with all Beat Childhood Cancer collaborators to support their own preclinical and laboratory work through sharing of samples, sharing of genomic sequencing data, and bioinformatic support when requested. We will only solve pediatric cancer if everyone is working on this together and we do not want resources to be the barrier!
Pediatric Oncology Translational Research Laboratory
Beat Childhood Cancer Research Consortium
Penn State University
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033