University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium

The Child Health Research Institute's Pediatric Cancer Research Group hosts the annual Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium, bringing together leaders in medicine, government, philanthropy and the community to discuss and learn about developments in pediatric cancer research.

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2022 Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium.

The morning session of this year's PCRG Symposium was programmed for a broad audience interested in recent developments in pediatric cancer research and featured PCRG member presentations with clinical and epidemiological applications and updates on advocacy efforts.
symposiumspeaker.jpgKeynote speaker, Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH, department head and professor, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, presented on Surviving Childhood Cancer; Advances and Retreats.
The afternoon sessions featured scientific updates designed for fellow pediatric researchers from several PCRG members, the PCRG Medulloblastoma Collaborative and the PCRG Hematological Malignancies Subgroup.
Some of the PCRG Members who presented their work throughout the Symposium include:
  • Kishore Challagundla, PhD, assistant professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UNMC
  • Nagendra Chaturvedi, PhD, assistant professor, Hematology/Oncology, UNMC
  • Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, professor, Oncology and Hematology, UNMC
  • Sutapa Ray, PhD, assistant professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UNMC
  • Rebecca Swanson, DNP, APRN, pediatric nurse practitioner, Hematology/Oncology & Stem Transplant, Nebraska Medicine
  • Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD, professor, Epidemiology, UNMC
The 2022 Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium also featured a Poster Session on Wednesday, August 31 and highlighted research from over 25 studies.
We are currently planning our 2023 Pediatric Research Symposium and look forward to welcoming you.