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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.

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).

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure And The Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research Award $100,000 Grant To Advance GBM Research

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure extends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Bernadine Healy. Dr. Bernadine Healy passed away on Saturday, August 6 from a recurrence of brain cancer. She was the former director of the National Institutes of Health and the American Red Cross.

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. 

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American Idol singer David Cook talks about his support of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and the Race for Hope DC in this 2011 interview.

Funding Helps Vaccine Trial Move Forward For Low-Grade Glioma Patients

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) and Miles For Hope have jointly awarded a $100,000 grant to Drs. Linda Liau and Robert Prins at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for their project: Optimizing Dendritic Cell Vaccination for Low-Grade Glioma Patients.  The grant enables the UCLA researchers to expand the vaccine trial to include patients that have been diagnosed with low-grade gliomas, a common form of brain cancer.

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