Freely sharing resources to advance science and cures
The Childhood Solid Tumor Network (CSTN) offers the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of scientific resources for researchers studying pediatric solid tumors and related biology.
By freely sharing unique tools with no obligation to collaborate, we aim to promote global discovery and new treatments for pediatric patients with poorly understood and difficult-to-treat solid tumors.
Resources are available for a wide variety of tumor types, and include:
Childhood solid tumors are often difficult to study and treat because they are rare and originate in the complex biological context of developing organs. CSTN was established to disseminate resources and data that have been developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with the aim of stimulating basic research and speeding translation to the clinic.
For more information, contact us: CSTN@stjude.org
Last updated June 2021
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Read about our new method to produce orthotopic patient-derived xenografts. All O-PDX models and associated data are available. Please cite this reference in publications resulting from use of CSTN resources:
Stewart E, Federico S, Chen X, et al. Orthotopic patient-derived xenografts of paediatric solid tumours. Nature 549(7670):96-100, 2017.
Other research articles
David M. Langenau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Molecular Pathologist, Molecular Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital