Center for Immunobiology & Vaccine Development

Providing the Power to Cure
Translational and Clinical Research in CHORI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR)

CHORI’s CCR is uniquely positioned to foster the dynamic collaboration between clinicians, clinical researchers and basic scientists necessary for developing cutting-edge translational research.

As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) – the largest cooperative pediatric clinical trials group in the nation – the CCR’s clinical oncology department designs, monitors and implements clinical and translational research aimed at improving the long-term outcome of all children with malignant tumors.

James Feusner, MD, director of the nationally-renowned Oncology Department at Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), is responsible for the major translational research efforts of the CCR. Since 1979, Dr. Feusner has been an active member of COG, which was specifically created to conduct clinical trials and translational research for children with cancer and manages nearly 90 percent of all children’s clinical cancer research in the nation. Dr. Feusner’s current research interests include hepatoblastoma in premature babies, promyelocytic leukemia, and ongoing epidemiologic studies related to the incidence of brain tumors and leukemia in California children.

As director of CHO’s Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Clinical Laboratory and diplomat of the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI), Elizabeth Trachtenberg, PhD, investigates the roles of HLA and Natural Killer Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR) complexes in stem cell transplantation outcome. The HLA lab is one of four laboratories in the nation that act as ASHI/CAP referees for HLA class I and class II DNA and serological typing proficiency surveys.

These are but two examples of the CCR’s dedication to translational and clinical research aimed at cancer prevention, treatment and enhanced quality of life. Explore the Investigator links in the sidebar menu to discover all the ways in which CHORI’s CCR is at the forefront of cancer treatment and research by offering unparalleled access to all available diagnostic and treatment regimens while providing the highest quality in patient care.

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