Austin Brown, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

Genetic Determinants of Neuropsychological Performance Following Treatment for Pediatric Embryonal Brain Tumors

Cognitive deficits are a known effect of treatment for brain tumors in children. But not all children with brain tumors are affected by treatment equally. At Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Brown is focused on genetic markers, and their ability to predict which kids will be most adversely affected by treatment. Such findings could be used to tailor treatment to children with brain tumors, drastically improving their quality of life.

Awarded in 2017