Pediatric Immunotherapy Network (PIN)
The Pediatric Immunotherapy Network (PIN) is an initiative (supported by DCB and the NCI Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) through RFA-CA-22-016) that aims to address current challenges in pediatric immuno-oncology and accelerate the development of effective immunotherapies for pediatric solid tumors.
PIN research projects are focusing on mechanisms of immune evasion in childhood cancers, the development of preclinical models for pediatric immuno-oncology, the discovery and validation of novel immunotherapeutic targets in pediatric tumors, and the design of new pediatric immunotherapy agents and treatment approaches.
The overall goal of PIN is to develop and advance novel translational immunotherapy approaches for children and adolescents with solid tumors (including brain cancers).
Future foundational and translational studies by PIN investigators will expand upon the work of the Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery & Development Network (PI-DDN), which was funded by the Cancer Moonshot.
Contacts for PIN
|Institution||Principal Investigator(s)||Project Title|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||Hongbo Chi, Jiyang Yu||Enabling Immunotherapy for High-Risk Group 3 Medulloblastoma via Systems Immunology|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||Stephen C. Mack, Giedre Krenciute, Timothy N. Phoenix||Targeting Tumor and T Cell DNA Methylomes to Improve CAR T Cell Therapies for Diffuse Midline Glioma|
|Stanford||Crystal Mackall||Attacking the Immunopeptidome of Ewing Sarcoma|
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute||Robbie G. Majzner, Kimberly Stegmaier||Immunotherapeutic Targeting of Gangliosides in Ewing Sarcoma|
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia||John M. Maris, Stephen P. Schoenberger||Personalized Neuroblastoma Vaccines|
|Seattle Children's Hospital||James M. Olson, Vandana Kalia||Bispecific Antibody Therapeutics for Neuroblastoma and Diffuse Midline Glioma|