UF researcher receives more than $500,000 for pediatric brain tumor research
Article | December 10, 2013
University of Florida neurosurgery researcher Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., has received more than $500,000 toward his research in pediatric brain tumor immunotherapy from the Florida Brain Tumor Association and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
Mitchell and his team of 10 researchers are using new approaches to treat tumors that use a patient’s immune system to combat cancer alongside conventional treatments, such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Mitchell is the principal investigator of the first pediatric brain tumor immunotherapy trial at UF that is on schedule to open for enrollment early next year.
“I’m most excited about what I believe will be significant improvements in treatments of patients with brain cancer in five to 10 years using immune-based treatments,” Mitchell said. “I think we’re going to see immunotherapy take its place among standard treatment for patients with malignant brain tumors. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to make a scientific contribution.”
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