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The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc is proud to announce that we partnered with the DIPG Collaborative to award a $100,000 pediatric brain tumor research grant to Dr. Adrian Krainer, of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in NY.

Al's Comment:

 This is the 90th brain tumor research grant that the Musella Foundation has funded, and it may be one of the most important.  IF it works, the approach can be modified to treat many other types of tumors.

The researchers asked me for the grant right after our scheduled round of granting for the year.  Our medical advisory board quickly approved it, giving it one of the highest scores we ever had, but we did not have the money to fund it.  I approached the DIPG Collaborative and asked them to split the cost with us.  The DIPG Collaborative quickly had their medical advisory board evaluate it and had over 20 independent foundations vote on it, with amazing speed!  They understand the importance of not only finding and funding the best research, but doing it quickly. It was a pleasure to work with them.


Posted on: 09/28/2016

The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc is proud to announce that we partnered with the DIPG Collaborative to award a $100,000  pediatric brain tumor research grant to Dr. Adrian Krainer, of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in NY.  
 
 
Hewlett, NY, September 28, 2016 – The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc. (Musella Foundation), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of families dealing with brain cancer, announced that it has partnered with the DIPG Collaborative to jointly fund an exciting pediatric brain tumor research grant.
 
 The title of the project is:  "Antisense therapy for DIPG”. This is a new approach to treating this devastating pediatric brain tumor.  Each organization contributed half of the cost of the $100,000 grant. You can see a presentation of the $100,000 check to Dr. Krainer on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK1BoT0pTcU 
 
 
 About the DIPG Collaborative (http://www.DIPG.org/)
 
The DIPG Collaborative is a collection of foundations with the common interest of inspiring research into the cure of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) with the belief that through a cure for DIPG, significant advances in other cancer research will be made. Originally an organic development of the DIPG Symposium held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 2011, today the DIPG Collaborative is made up of more than 20 foundations cooperatively funding between $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 in DIPG research every two years. The DIPG Symposium, which occurs every two years, is the culmination of not only the DIPG Collaborative’s funding cycle, but also features unique perspectives on research from experts around the globe.
 
With a goal of seeking the balance of research transparency, institutional collaboration and the elimination of duplication, the DIPG Collaborative funds both clinical and translational research worldwide. 
 
About the Musella Foundation (http://virtualtrials.com)
 
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.  The Musella Foundation is a Foundation Partner of the DIPG Collaborative.
 
 

 


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