Oncology

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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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ABC2 thanks David and his fans for participating in the Mozilla Firefox Charity Challenge to help cure brain cancer.

Whether it’s American Idol or a celebrity charity contest, David Cook and his fans know what it takes to win.  Their passion and commitment to help cure brain cancer is what drove their spectacular showing in the Mozilla Firefox Charity Challenge. David and his fans raised over $40,000 for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2).

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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.

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. 

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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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Participant Spotlight: James Nellis and Team Cure Are On A Mission To Beat Brain Cancer

Each of the 40 Race Towards A Cure – Marine Corps Marathon(MCM) runners have worked hard over the last few months to raise funds and awareness to find a cure for brain cancer, all while training to run a marathon or a 10K.  One such runner is James Nellis, the captain of Team Cure.

James Nellis is the type of person who we love to have on our team at Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure! He shares our sense of urgency, passion and determination about a finding a cure for brain cancer. 

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Dr. Harley Kornblum, UCLA

This article is reprinted with permission from its author, Kim Irwin, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.  The article features researcher Dr. Harley Kornblum, a speaker at Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure's Annual Scientific Meeting in 2009.

Researchers with UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed and used a high-throughput molecular screening approach that identifies and characterizes chemical compounds that can target the stem cells that are responsible for creating deadly brain tumors.

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