In 2010, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure partnered with the state-funded Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research on an unprecedented research matching grant program. Dollars raised at our Florida Brain Cancer 5k were matched by the state of Florida for a total of $325,000 in brain cancer research grants to three institutions: University of Florida, University of West Florida and University of Central Florida.
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure recently funded Dr. Karen Aboody, a pioneering stem cell researcher at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California.
She is working on a revolutionary new cancer treatment for the very worst brain tumors called glioblastomas (GBM). These types of tumors are so invasive that until now there's been no way to get large enough amounts of chemotherapy through the blood-brain barrier.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham study has identified a gene deletion in nearly 25 percent of all glioblastoma cases that is believed to be responsible for poor patient outcomes. The discovery could lead to better diagnosis and targeted treatments with drugs that are currently available.
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