Cancer

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Four Organizations Fund International Research Consortium to Improve Lives of Children Suffering From Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, The Cure Starts Now Foundation and The Lyla Nsouli Foundation for Children’s Brain Cancer Research today announced their collaborative funding to support groundbreaking research aimed at dramatically improving the lives of children suffering from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – one of the most devastating pediatric cancers. 

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and Justin Friedlander are teaming up for the next inspirational journey in Justin's Quest to end brain cancer.

About Justin
NBA legend Michael Jordan once said, “Always turn a negative situation into a positive one.” Fourteen year-old athlete and sports fan Justin Friedlander is doing just that.

Justin is a normal 14 year-old boy. And as a healthy youngster, his dreams were not unlike those of others his age. Even now, Justin wrestles with his three brothers and plays with his dog. Break dancing and sports are his passion. While he may be the smallest player on the field, his competitive spirit and drive allow him to excel.

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The international collaboration between Regulus Therapeutics and Samsung Medical Center aims to develop novel therapies for brain cancer.

The following is a press release from Regulus Therapeutics announcing the microRNA therapeutic effort in brain cancer.   

Regulus Therapeutics Initiates an Orphan and Rare Disease microRNA Therapeutic Effort in Brain Cancer

-Regulus, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) and Samsung Medical Center to Advance microRNA Therapeutics for Glioblastoma -

The staff and board of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure are deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Gibbs on December 10, 2011, more than 6 years after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Our sympathies go out to Bob's wife, Barb, and all the members of his family during this very difficult time. 

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ABC2 helped fund early studies of the vaccine at Duke University.

The following is a press release from Celldex Therapeutics announcing positive survival data from their Rindopepimut Phase 2 Brain Cancer Vaccine Study and plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial.  Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure funded Duke University's early work on the vaccine. 

Celldex Therapeutics Reports Positive Mature Survival Data from Rindopepimut Phase 2 Brain Cancer Study at SNO 2011

-- Randomized International Phase 3 Trial to Initiate in 2011 --

Dr. Derek Duckett, a top cancer researcher at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, presented a talk entitled, "Brain Cancer: Novel Therapies Fighting Back" on Tuesday, November 8th at The Club at Admiral's Cove in Jupiter, Florida. 

Over 20,000 people lined up to participate in this year’s Marine Corps Marathon and 10K.  Among them were 40 runners proudly sporting bright orange running shirts.  These were the 40 runners who were part of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure’s Race Towards A Cure team. 

ABC2 Science Salon: Brain Cancer Research at Scripps Florida

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Derek Duckett, a top cancer researcher at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, will present a talk entitled, "Brain Cancer: Novel Therapies Fighting Back" on Tuesday, November 8th at The Club at Admiral's Cove in Jupiter, Florida.  Dr. Duckett is the associate scientific director of the Translational Research Institute at Scripps.  The event is hosted by The Rendina Family Foundation and co-sponsored by Genentech and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. 

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2012 Florida Brain Cancer 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Join us for the 3rd Annual Florida Brain Cancer 5k Run/Walk! 

Proceeds benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure's innovative research funding program.  Our 5k event has helped raise funds for brain cancer research at the University of Florida, University of West Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando and Scripps Florida.

About the Run/Walk

The 2012 Florida Brain Cancer 5K is hosted by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and will raise funds to support cutting edge brain cancer research projects. This 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Center Drive Pavilion in John Prince Park, Palm Beach County.

The Florida Brain Cancer 5K is open to participants of all fitness levels and runners will have the option to be timed. The true spirit of the event encourages walkers and runners alike to revel in the community around them and celebrate their fundraising efforts together at this wonderfully spirited event.

Family/Friend Teams and Company Teams will come together with our corporate sponsor partners to enjoy a day of fun, food and music, while providing hope and support to all of our friends and family members affected by this horrible disease.

Based on last year's success we are anticipating 1,000 participants! Click here to check out pictures from our 2011 event.

Friends in the Community
The Florida Brain Cancer 5K is made possible thanks to the support of wonderful organizations in the local community including the Florida Brain Tumor Association (FBTA), Scripps Florida and the Rendina Family Foundation. Without their guidance and assistance we could have never made this event a reality!

Click here to learn more about Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and the work being done throughout the country.

Event Details and Information — This year's Florida Brain Cancer 5K promises to be a positively inspirational event! Click here for more information on a variety of informational and helpful topics.

Event Day Instructions and TipsClick here for important instructions and tips regarding Event Day.

Wall of HopeClick here to learn more about our Wall of Hope to learn how you can become a part of this touching tribute to brain tumor survivors and those who have lost their battle.

To learn more, go to www.floridabraincancer5k.org

 

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$1 Million Research Grant Aims To Improve Treatments For Patients

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