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Neuroblastoma - Melinda Halasz

Melinda Halasz - Neuroblastoma 

Melinda Halasz

Name: Dr Melinda Halasz

Job Title/Professional Qualifications: Lecturer/Assistant Professor; MD, PhD

Role within PVCR: Researcher on PVCR Steering Committee

Research keywords: Childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, MYCN, cancer biology, cell signalling, proteomics.

Contact details:
• Email: (opens in a new window)melinda.halasz@ucd.ie
• ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6175-9630
• Web profile: (opens in a new window)https://people.ucd.ie/melinda.halasz

Malignancies arising in children are rare; and differ from cancers developing in adults. However, treatment regimens for children often consist of drugs used to treat adult cancers; and current therapies are associated with long-term side effects in children. My group aims to identify less toxic and better personalised therapies for children with cancer. In particular, we focus on highly aggressive childhood cancers which are driven by the ‘undruggable’ MYCN or MYC transcription factors, such as neuroblastoma (NB) and Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL), respectively.