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NextBio Teams With Emory University and the Aflac Cancer Center to Improve Outcomes for Children with Medulloblastoma
Date:1/22/2013

acDonald concluded. His research is partially funded by generous partners including Aflac, the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Grant and the Swim Across America Foundation.

"NextBio Clinical platform uses a big data technology approach to solve exactly these types of perplexing problems that doctors and researchers have spent years trying to address," said Alpana Verma-Alag , M.D., Head of Clinical Development at NextBio. "This study will look at clinical and genomic data from real patients, as well as data from mouse models and frozen human tissue samples, and then will correlate these data sets with other data from the public domain. Our goal at NextBio has been to not only make this type of study possible, but also to make it very easy and efficient to perform. To help change the course of a cancer that largely affects children would be a great accomplishment, and NextBio is very proud to be part of such an effort."

About The Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University
The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Georgia, and one of only 59 NCI-designated centers providing cancer care in the country. Winship investigators conduct more than 150 therapeutic clinical trials and enrolled 700 patients in 2011. Winship has the largest unit in Georgia for Phase I clinical trials, which are important to introducing new therapies against cancer.

About the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs, serving infants to young adults. Recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 350 new cancer pat
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