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Childhood Brain Tumor Expert Named Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

Findings are being used to create a clinical trial for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital has appointed Oren J. Becher, MD, as the Chief of the Jack Martin Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, the Steven Ravitch Chair in Pediatric Hematology, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A physician-scientist, Dr. Becher is an expert in brain tumors in children, particularly diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable pediatric brain cancer. For more than a decade, his research has focused on identifying therapeutic targets to treat DIPG.

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