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The Musella Foundation announced that it has awarded a $25,000 brain tumor research grant

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This project involves a new material that can be 3-d printed into the shape of a bone flap, which can be inserted when the original bone flap created during a brain tumor surgery, can't be used (such as for infections or necrosis).  This new material quickly transforms into real bone.


Posted on: 01/28/2017

The Musella Foundation announced that it has awarded a $25,000 brain tumor research grant!

Hewlett, NY January 28, 2017 - 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 Shabani and Dr Doan at Medical College of Wisconsin for the project "Development of a low cost vascularized integrated cranial bone flap to decrease risk of infection following cranial surgery". This project involves 3d printing of a new material that the body can transform into bone! It can be used when the bone flap created during brain tumor surgery gets infected or dies from avascular necrosis. 
 
 
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.

 


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