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2017年12月4日

Smash Childhood Cancer:

- A joint research project for developing more effective treatments against childhood cancers -

To develop more effective treatments against childhood cancers, our research team led by Dr. Akira Nakagawara has launched the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/projects_showcase/hfcc/viewHfccMain.do) since 2009, in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the researchers from Chiba University. The project uses World Community Grid, an IBM-funded and managed program which advances scientific research by harnessing computing power donated by volunteers around the globe, to search for chemical drug candidates targeting key molecules and proteins that control cancer cells in several common childhood cancers. To date, we have successfully identified drug candidates to kill neuroblastoma, one of the most common cancers in children.

As the second phase of the research, we started up a new project -Smash Childhood Cancer (https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/scc1/overview.do) in January 2017 to expand our search for treatments for neuroblastoma, as well as other forms of childhood cancers including brain tumor, Wilms’ tumor, germ cell tumors, hepatoblastoma and osteosarcoma.

The Smash Childhood Cancer research team consists of the following expert researchers: Dr. Akira Nakagawara, Dr. Hideki Izumi, Dr. Yuanyuan Li and Mr. Atsushi Nagatomo from Saga Medical Center KOSEIKAN; Dr. Tyuji Hoshino from Chiba University; Dr. Yasuhiro Yamada from Tokyo University; Dr. Godfrey Chan from University of Hong Kong in China; and Dr. Ching Lau from the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, the Jackson Laboratory, and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in the United States.

The SCC project team at Saga Medical Center KOSEIKAN.
(From left to right) Mr. Atsushi Nagatomo, Dr. Yuanyuan Li,
Dr. Akira Nakagawawra and Dr. Hideki Izumi.

With a boy with childhood cancer at the hospital.

A schematic system to identify the candidate small chemical compounds targeting the protein to cause pediatric cancer using World Community Grid (WCG).

A global network of the SCC project

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