Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

2011 was a very exciting year for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure in many ways, including our event and fundraising efforts.

At the end of 2010, we had our Race for Hope – DC and Florida Brain Cancer 5K events, but we knew that there was so much more we could be doing to help support the community and your desire to get involved in the fight against brain cancer.

We not only grew our existing events but also expanded our efforts to include some wonderful programs and partnerships:

Oldies but goodies…

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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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Max Wallace, CEO of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, spoke to university and biotech industry groups about speeding the drug discovery and development process.

Max Wallace, CEO of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), spent most of his career starting and building successful biotechnology companies.  His expertise in drug discovery, innovation and development make him a sought-after speaker at biomedical industry conferences across the country. 

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

2011 Annual Scientific Retreat

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 to Friday, September 30, 2011

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure will hold its tenth annual Scientific Retreat from September 28-30th in Sausalito, California.  Leaders on the frontier of cancer research, along with top funders, convene to share promising translational research developments, foster collaboration and identify new opportunities for the coming year.

The retreat will be attended by preeminent scientists and clinicians, as well as patients, industry and government officials representing more than 25 institutions, including: UCLA, Genentech, Duke University, Amgen, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Google, UCSD, Tocagen, The Chordoma Foundation, Harvard/Dana Farber, UCSF, The National Brain Tumor Society,  Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Novartis, The V Foundation, Quintiles Innovation, Agios, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and others.

The presentations will focus on innovations in translational research, including: multiple genetic pathways that lead to brain cancer, therapeutic potential of targeting the IDH1 gene, and immune therapy approaches to battling the disease.

Click here for the 2011 Annual Scientific Retreat agenda.

 

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