The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) is excited to announce that Dr. Cassie Kline has been named the inaugural The Kortney Rose Foundation Clinical Researcher in Neuro-Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kline recently joined CHOP as the Director of Neuro-Oncology Clinical Research. KRF will support Dr. Kline in her work to develop and run clinical trials of new treatment strategies for children with brain tumors. (click here to read Dr. Kline’s bio.) She currently leads four clinical trials as study chair or co-chair and is involved in the development of several other clinical trials and will continue this focus at CHOP.
“It is unacceptable to me that after decades of research, we are still forced to give our patients and families news of incurable brain tumors with no standard of care therapy. In joining the Brain Tumor Center within the Division of Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and representing KRF as the first-ever KRF Clinical Research in Neuro-Oncology, I look forward to growing treatment options for children and young adults with central nervous system tumors. Within the rich environment of CHOP, I am excited to expand KRF’s impact by bringing together basic scientists, neurosurgeons, collaborators within the Children’s Brain Tumor Network, colleagues within our Brain Tumor Center, and across consortia to expand novel therapies and create rapid pipelines to bring them to patients. I am confident that by building such robust collaborations, we will make great advances towards finding new cures.”
Cassie Kline, MD, MAS
The Kortney Rose Foundation Clinical Researcher in Neuro-Oncology, (CHOP)
Director, Neuro-Oncology Clinical Research
Division of Oncology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Director of Data Quality and Integration, Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (www.pnoc.us)