Dr. Brenda Weigel named Chair of CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council
Bethesda, MD – August 26, 2020 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announces that Brenda Weigel, MD, has been appointed as the new chair of the CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of best-in-class pediatric oncologists who set the academic priorities for CureSearch research initiatives and evaluate projects on scientific merit.
Dr. Weigel is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is a professor cross-appointed at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center and the Department of Pediatrics. She is also the Co-Director of the Sarcoma Program for the Masonic Cancer Center and medical director of the Masonic Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office.
“CureSearch is uniquely positioned to break down the barriers and accelerate the pace of drug development for pediatric cancer.” said Dr. Weigel. “I am privileged, honored and excited to be the next council chair and support this expert team of scientific advisors who are united in the goal of delivering new treatment options for the children that need them most.”
“Dr. Weigel has dedicated her career to the pursuit of innovative therapeutics for pediatric cancer, experience that will be an asset to CureSearch and our focus on drug development,” said Caitlyn Barrett, PhD, National Director of Research & Programs for CureSearch. “Her contributions to groups like the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group will foster essential collaborations between CureSearch and the dedicated scientists driving safer and more effective therapies into clinical trials.”
The Council is composed of experts from world-renown pediatric cancer research institutions such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The Council also includes representation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
To learn more about the CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council, visit https://curesearch.org/Advisory-Councils
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer works to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. CureSearch focuses on advancing the strongest research out of the laboratory and into clinical trials and development, where better, less-toxic treatments can quickly help children.
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CureSearch for Children’s Cancer