St. Jude’s Cancer Hospital – Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program

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Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program

For more than 20 years, Bryce Neier has been an attorney at The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier PLLC in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Bryce Neier has been involved in several cases involving international child abduction and child custody, and has successfully litigated many of these cases involving but not limited to: Canada, Columbia South America, Germany, Japan, Portugal, and Spain. In addition to his legal work he supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude.

Several programs exist at the St. Jude’s Cancer Center to help research cancer as it relates to children. One is the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program (NBTP). Brain tumors are not unusual in children, especially for those younger than 15 years of age. Out of all childhood cancers, brain tumors make up 20 percent. The NBTP program strives to research the biology of malignant and normal growths that occur in the nervous system.

Additional goals for this program include developing less invasive treatments to fight childhood brain tumors and developing interventions that will reduce the neuropsychological effects that can potentially happen from having and surviving the disease.


St. Jude Leads the Way in Curing Childhood Diseases

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St Jude

Bryce Neier is a family law attorney based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Stetson University, and a juris doctor from Campbell University School of Law. Outside of work, Bryce Neier supports several charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude’s is a leading force in the quest to find a cure for childhood cancers and other potentially fatal diseases. The hospital’s Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology Program focuses on defining cellular pathways that play a part in normal cell generation and apoptosis as opposed to the altered pathways found in transformed cells that do not conform to normal processes. Studies are in place to develop therapeutic protocols that target either normal cell regulation processes or altered pathways in transformed cells. The areas of focus include cell stress and metabolism, structure and function of genomes, and signaling networks.

Two seminar series help the program accomplish its goals by providing a forum for the research. The first series is a weekly event where researchers present findings in one-hour sessions followed by question and answer periods. Also weekly, the second series is more informal in nature with notebook presentations by postdoctoral fellows. This series provides a forum for suggestions for ongoing studies and future experiments.