Elias Sayour

Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed

Immunotherapy is a hot topic of conversation when it comes to cancer treatment. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Elias Sayour and his team have found a way to make a hot tumor, their way to make immunotherapy, an alternative to chemotherapy, more effective.

UF Researcher Will Lead CureSearch for Children’s Cancer $1 Million Gift To Support Cutting-Edge Immunotherapy Trial for Pediatric High-Grade Glioma

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has received a $1 million gift from the Norcross Family Foundation in support of a first-in-human, phase I/II clinical trial testing innovative personalized immunotherapy for pediatric high-grade gliomas, the primary cause of death in children with brain tumors. The project is funded through a CureSearch Catapult Award granted to pediatric oncologist Elias Sayour, MD, Ph.D. at the University of Florida.