Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute

Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Feinberg School of Medicine

Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD

Research Program


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Selected Publications

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Cancer-Focused Research

Understanding molecular mechanisms, that affect the aggressive/infiltrative biological behavior of malignant brain tumor and would accordingly reveal potential therapeutic targets for cancer therapy. My laboratory employs the latest genomic/epigenomic technologies to identify new therapeutic targets, and test the anti-tumor activity of the therapeutics using patient-derived pediatric brain tumor mouse model system. Our current efforts have been to identify epigenetic targets in pediatric brain tumors. I expanded my research to include understanding molecular mechanisms and developing animal model of pediatric brain tumor for preclinical testing of molecular targeting therapeutics.