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American Brain Tumor Association Gives 21 New Research Awards

Posted on: 04/10/2004

American Brain Tumor Association Gives 21 New Research Awards

4/8/2004 11:10:00 AM
To: City Desk and Health Reporter

Contact: Peggy Kasprzak of the American Brain Tumor Association, 847-827-9910 ext. 16 or 847-420-3974 (cell),

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Des Plaines- based American Brain Tumor Association recently committed $1.3 million in research funding for fourteen fellowships, five translational grants, and two small project grants. Award recipients are brain tumor investigators at institutions throughout the United States and Canada.

Qualified applications are peer-reviewed by the Association's distinguished Scientific Advisory Council. Award determinations are made by their Board of Directors based on the Advisors' recommendations.

The spectrum of funded research is vast. It ranges from basic cell biology to identifying tumor markers for targeted therapy to conducting pre-clinical evaluations of a promising compound in an animal model system.

It is hopeful that this research will lead to more effective treatments, better delivery methods, and an understanding about the cause of brain tumors.

Each year more than 40,000 individuals are diagnosed with a primary brain tumor; each more than 150,000 plus learn they have a metastatic brain tumor. Brain tumors do not discriminate, anyone can be affected. The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Visit the Association's website at

Interviews with the researchers can be arranged by calling 847-827-9910 ext. 16.

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