Who We Are

Empowering Brain Cancer Research Through Tissue Donation

Gift from a Child’s Strategic Partnerships:

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence are regional sites for coordination, processing and storage of donated tissue. The centers work as a collaborative and example of best practice in family and patient care..

Lurie Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL

Lead Investigator:
Dr. Xiao-Nan Li

Children’s National
Washington DC

Lead Investigator:
Dr. Javad Nazarian

Stanford University Medical Center

Lead Investigator:
Dr. Michelle Monje

Stay tuned for our next location.

Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC)

CBTTC Operations at
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Executive Board Chair
Angela Waanders, MD
The following families and foundations participated in the launch of Gift from a Child
The Family of Nick Baratelle
The Family of Lejla Mae Bekric
The Family of Emily Gould
The Family of Michael Gustafson
The Family of Andrew Haggenmiller
The Family of Jennifer Lynn Kranz
The Family of John McNicholas
The Family of Gabriella Miller
The Family of Charlie Poole
The Family of Julian Gabriel Roque
The Family of Heather Ann Serafin
The Family of Gracie Skuches
The Family of Wylie Strotbeck
The Family of McKenna Wetzel
The Family of Molly Worner