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Musella Foundation awards $149,992 in 3 brain tumor research grants.

Al's Comment:

 These 3 projects can make a big impact in this disease, quickly.

  The first project is a pilot human trial for kids with brain tumors using the polio virus vaccine made famous on a recent 60 minutes episode. This is the first time it will be tried on children and if successful, will lead quickly to a larger trial, then hopefully FDA approval so all kids would be able to get access to this promising treatment.

 The second project involves a new way to get drugs to the tumor at a higher concentration and for a longer period of time. This is a mouse experiment to see if this new delivery method can make a significant difference in outcome. If it does, it will lead quickly to a human trial.

 The third project combines an immunotherapy that is already approved for other types of cancers with stereotactic radiosurgery in a mouse model. Since both parts are easily available today, this can lead to immediate use in patients if successful.

 I would like to thank all of the volunteers and donors who made it possible for us to give these grants out!

 


Posted on: 07/26/2016

 

 Musella Foundation awards $149,992 in 3 brain tumor research grants.

           

Hewlett, NY 7/26/16 - The Musella Foundation announced that it has awarded $149,992 in 3 brain tumor research grants.  These funds come from our “National Walk To End Brain Tumors” 5k events and donations to our organization.  We thank the many volunteers and donors that made this possible.

 

These grants include:

 

$49,992 to Dr. Eric Thompson at the Duke University Medical Center for the project: Phase I study of Oncolytic Polio/Rhinovirus Recombinant Against Recurrent Malignant Glioma in Children

 

$50,000 to Dr. W. Mark Saltzman of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the project: Convection-Enhanced Delivery of Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

 

$50,000 to Dr. Raju Raval at Ohio State University for project: Combined Stereotactic Radiation and Immunotherapy in CNS Gliomas

 

 About the Musella Foundation

The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization dedicated to speeding up the search for the cure of brain tumors, as well as helping families deal with the diagnosis of brain cancer, by funding innovative brain tumor research, education, advocacy, emotional and financial support for families that are dealing with brain tumors and organizing the brain tumor community to work together as an army to fight the disease. The “Clinical Trials and Noteworthy Treatments For Brain Tumors” website at http://virtualtrials.com, the “Brain Tumor Copayment Assistance Program”  website at http:// braintumorcopays.org, “The National Walk To End Brain Tumors” website at http://walktoendbraintumors.org and the “Grey Ribbon Crusade”  website at http://greyribboncrusade.org/ are all maintained by the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc.

 


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