Cancer: Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors
Consortium: International Central Nervous System Pediatric Research Consortium (INSPiRE)
Headquarters: University of Chicago
Consortium Manager: Kat Blumhardt, kblumhardt@bsd.uchicago.edu

stylized graphic of a brainThe INSPiRE consortium, established in September 2021, brings together all types of central nervous system tumors in a comprehensive data resource. Researchers involved in INSPiRE represent the following groups: the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), the International DIPG/DMG Registry (IDIPGR), the European Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOPE), the Rare Brain Tumor Consortium (RBTC) and the Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN).

Information for Researchers

Research Contact: If you are looking for a research project or if you have a research project that you are interested in conducting with INSPiRE data, please contact Kat Blumhardt at kblumhardt@uchicago.edu.

Data Contributors

Executive Committee

NameGroupCountry
Simon BaileySIOPEUnited Kingdom
Maryam FouladiCOGUSA
Stewart GoldmanIDIPGRUSA
Darren HargraveSIOPEUnited Kingdom
Allison HeathCBTNUSA
Lindsey HoffmanIDIPGRUSA
Annie HuangRBTCCanada
Cassie KlinePNOCUSA
Sarah LearyCOGUSA
Sabine MuellerPNOCUSA
Arzu OnarCOGUSA
Sam VolchenboumPCDCUSA
Angela WaandersCBTNUSA

Bolded names indicate Executive Committee co-chairs.