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Ohio Brain Tumor Working Group

The purpose of this group is to plan for the formation of the Ohio Brain Tumor Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) .


Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD
Peter Houghton, PhD
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD

Major Participating Institutions

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC)
Cleveland Clinic
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Ohio State University (OSU)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Planned Structure of Ohio Brain Tumor SPORE

Administrative Core: Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD; Peter Houghton, PhD; Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD; Yingli Wolinsky, PhD, MBA

Biospecimen/Tissue Core: Nilsa Rameriz, MD

Biostatistics Core: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD; Michael Kattan, PhD

Career Development Program: Nathan Berger, MD

Developmental Research Program: Nathan Berger, MD

Scientific Projects

Project 1: Reducing Communication between Cancer Stem Cells as an Anti-Glioblastoma Therapy
Justin Lathia, PhD (CWRU/Cleveland Clinic)
Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD (CWRU/Cleveland Clinic)

Project 2: Targeting EphA2 in Non-G-CIMP Proneural GBM
Bingcheng Wang, PhD (CWRU/MetroHealth)
Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD (CWRU/Cleveland Clinic)
David Peereboom, MD (CWRU/Cleveland Clinic)

Project 3: Targeting Angiogenesis without Increasing the Stromal Cell Response in GBM
Candece Gladson, MD (CWRU/Cleveland Clinic)
Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD (CWRU/Cleveland Clinic)

Project 4: Novel Approaches to Treatment of Low-Grade Glioma
Peter Houghton, PhD (Nationwide)
Maryam Fouladi, MD (Cincinnati)