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The Musella Foundation announced that it has awarded a $25,000 brain tumor research grant to Dr. Robert Prins of UCLA.

Al's Comment:

 In keeping with our efforts to collaborate with other organizations to speed up brain tumor research, we partnered with Voices Against Brain Cancer to fund this $50,000 grant request.  Each organization paid ½ of the total amount.  This is a very special project, which I think has the potential to make a big impact. It will combine a checkpoint inhibitor with a custom made vaccine.  The vaccine by itself has had remarkable success in a few patients - with some GBM patients alive and doing well after 6 years, but it didn't help other patients. This project will try to figure out how to make the vaccine help more - or all - of the patients.


Posted on: 10/23/2016

The Musella Foundation announced that it has awarded a $25,000 brain tumor research grant to Dr. Robert Prins of UCLA. 

 

Hewlett, NY, January 23, 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 awarded a brain tumor research grant to Dr. Robert Prins of UCLA, for the project titled:

 “Identification of neoantigens for immunotherapy of glioblastoma”. This is part of a human trial of a dendritic cell vaccine and a checkpoint inhibitor.  We are working in collaboration with Voices Against Brain Cancer – who pledged another $25,000 to this project!

 About Voices Against Brain Cancer

 Voices Against Brain Cancer’s (VABC) mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness, creating a brain cancer and tumor community, and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease. Voices Against Brain Cancer is the personal brainchild of a family, and a father who lost their son to brain cancer. Visit http://www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org/ for more information.

 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.

 


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