Document

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…

Deck: 
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.

Deck: 
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 -

Deck: 
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. 

Deck: 
American Idol winner aims to raise $100,000 in honor of his brother

American Idol champion David Cook announced today he plans to run his first marathon and launch a fundraising campaign to help find a cure for brain cancer, which claimed his brother’s life two years ago. Cook says he hopes to raise $100,000 leading up to the 2012 Honda LA Marathon on behalf of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2).

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.

 

Deck: 
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Helps Spotlight Brain Tumor Research at The V Foundation Wine Celebration

The 13th annual V Foundation Wine Celebration took place August 5-6 in the Napa Valley and raised more than $4 million for cancer research, including $1 million specifically for brain tumor research through a partnership with Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.  The event is a signature fund-raiser for The V Foundation, started by legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano. 

Deck: 
ABC2 Is Lead Non-Profit Partner

Video Thumbnail: 

Dr. Paul Mischel discusses how molecular medicine is opening up new ways to treat and diagnose brain cancer.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Document
Share |

Join us in our fight for a cure!