Comparative RNA-Sequencing Analysis Benefits a Pediatric Patient With Relapsed Cancer

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Case Report in JCO, Precision Oncology Clinical detection of sequence and structural variants in known cancer genes points to viable treatment options for a minority of children with cancer.1 To increase the number of children who benefit from genomic profiling, gene expression information must be considered …

David Haussler
David Haussler is professor of biomolecular engineering, scientific director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, and a co-founder of The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative with Scientific Lead Olena Morozova (photo by Ron Jones)

UCSC Pediatric Cancer Effort Finds Success Using Gene Expression Data to Match Patients to Treatments

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By: Christie Rizk – Feburary 14, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Using gene expression data from pediatric tumor samples, researchers at the California Kids Cancer Comparison (CKCC) project have been able to match 100 percent of their samples to possible treatments for the patients, according …

left to right: Arjun Rao, Sofie Salama and David Haussler

New Screening Tools and Immunotherapy for Pediatric Cancer

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A UCSC team of investigators and collaborators just published research pointing to new screening tools and immunotherapy for neuroblastoma (NBL), a devastating pediatric cancer. Authors included UCSC’s Arjun Rao, Sofie Salama and David Haussler. Read more in Frontiers in Immunology This research was made possible …

Portrait of pre-school age Aurora Learned, a blond girl in a navy blue sundress, sitting on a tree's lower branch and smiling
Cancer survivor Aurora Learned has been an inspiration to the UCSC Treehouse team.

California Awards UCSC Precision Medicine Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Treehouse Initiative Targets Cancer Using Computers SANTA CRUZ, CA –  The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute a follow-on California state grant worth $500,000. This award …

UCSC TumorMap screen shot showing a Pancan12/SampleMap, https://tumormap.ucsc.edu/?p=Pancan12/SampleMap

TumorMap: Exploring the Molecular Similarities of Cancer Samples in an Interactive Portal

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By Yulia Newton, Adam M. Novak, Teresa Swatloski, Duncan C. McColl, Sahil Chopra, Kiley Graim, Alana S. Weinstein, Robert Baertsch, Sofie R. Salama, Kyle Ellrott, Manu Chopra, Theodore C. Goldstein, David Haussler, Olena Morozova and Joshua M. Stuart Abstract Vast amounts of molecular data are being collected on tumor samples, which provide unique opportunities for discovering trends within and between cancer subtypes. Such cross-cancer analyses require computational methods that enable intuitive and interactive browsing of thousands …

Be Bold! Be Bald!

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Be Bold! Be Bald! was the mantra for the 2nd annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser hosted by the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative at the UCSC Genomics Institute. We raised more than $12,000 to support research for pediatric cancer! Twenty heads were shorn outside UC Santa …

UC Santa Cruz Goes Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

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Staff and students join St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to fight childhood cancer   SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 17 , 2017  – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature …

Tailoring Tumor Treatments

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Devika G. Bansal, UC Santa Cruz Science Notes “We can’t change which drugs are available,” says Morozova. “But we’re realizing there’s a lot of opportunities [for pediatric cancer]—a lot more than we previously thought.” In May 2012, a ten-year-old boy named Kelvin was diagnosed with …

David Haussler
David Haussler is professor of biomolecular engineering, scientific director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, and a co-founder of The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative with Scientific Lead Olena Morozova (photo by Ron Jones)

School of Engineering faculty rank among top 1,000 Computer Science and Electronics scholars

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Rankings are based on the individual’s h-index score, a measure of productivity and impact. #5:  David Haussler, Scientific Director, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and co-founder of The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative with Scientific Lead Olena Morozova #122:  J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves #170:  Martin Abadi See the full list