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Al's Comment:

  We had the most grant applications that we ever had this round of granting.  Many excellent projects are not going to  be done because funding is not available.  Most other sources of funding are drying up I have never heard so many researchers tell me that they spend more time looking for funding than doing actual research. 2 of the researchers told me that they are leaving brain tumor research because it is so hard to get funding.  If you would like to help us fund more research - either through donations or hosting a fundraiser for us, or setting up an memorial fund or in honor of fund, - contact me.   888-295-4740 or, or make a donation at

We also have a  very large project that need funding - this project will speed up the process of finding the cure. We need to raise a few million dollars to run it. If you are in a position to help with it - contact us!

Posted on: 06/14/2014

Contact:  Al Musella, DPM                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: 888-295-4740
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HEWLETT, NY 6/14/2014  - The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc has awarded 8 grants for exciting brain tumor research projects:

  • $25,000.00 to Dr. Ahluwalia at Cleveland Clinic Neuro-oncology Center for project: Microparticles in Phase 1 trial of Ganetespib with Temozolomide in Patients with High Grade Glioma
  • $50,000.00 to Dr. Schwartz, MD, Phd at Hackensack University Medical Center for project: Effect of decreased hypoxia and kinase activity on radiotherapy of GL261-luc tumors
  • $5,000.00 to Dr. Kwatra at Duke University Medical Center for project: Isolation, characterization and effect of EGFR inhibitors on stem cells from patient-derived glioblastoma xenografts
  • $25,000.00 to Dr. Allen at Oncoceutics for project: Target Identification of ONC201, a First-in-Class Drug to Treat Glioblastoma
  • $50,000.00 to Dr. Prins and Dr.Linda Liau at UCLA for project: Role of the PD-1/PD-L1 co-stimulatory axis for immunotherapy of glioma
  • $10,000.00 to Dr. Linskey at University of California, Irvine for project: Establishing an In Vivo Human Glioma Resection Model for Testing and Validating therapeutic effect of EFEMP1-derived Tumor Suppressive Protein
  • $50,000.00 to Dr. Cobbs at Swedish Medical Center for project: Establishment of a Reference Laboratory for Cytomegalovirus and Other Viral Infections in Glioblastoma
  • $50,000.00 to Dr. Cohen at University of Utah for project: Phase 1 trial in Newly Diagnosed High Grade Glioma with Temozolomide, Radiation, and Minocycline followed by Adjuvant Minocycline/Temozolomide. (D-TERMINED)


All of these projects have the potential to make a difference in the lives of brain tumor patients.  Unfortunately, we also had many good grant requests that we had to reject because we didn’t have enough funds.  Contact us if you would like to help us fund more research!

We would like to thank the many volunteers who helped with fundraisers, the families of brain tumor patients who named our organization for memorial or in honor of donations, and the many donors and participants. A special thank you to Diane Bier, who volunteered to be the national coordinator for our National Walk To End Brain Tumors.


About the Musella Foundaton:  The Musella Foundaton For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc, a 501(C)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to helping brain tumor patients through emotional and financial support, education, advocacy and raising money for brain tumor research.



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