Medicine

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ABC2 Is Lead Non-Profit Partner

There is encouraging news about the results of a Phase 2 clinical trial on a new brain cancer vaccine.  All the patients in the trial have shown an immune response.  Researchers have also found that the vaccine is safe and less toxic than conventional treatments and that it could extend survival for people with recurrent glioblastoma.  The research was partially funded with matching grants by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, the National Institutes of Health, the American Brain Tumor Association and the National Brain Tumor Society.

Last week, a branch of the World Health Organization weighed in on the much debated question of a cell phone/brain cancer link.  The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC) announced that "radio frequency electromagnetic fields" - the type transmitted by by cell phones - as a "possible" cause of cancer in humans.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and the Chordoma Foundation are co-hosting the 57th meeting of the National Cancer Institute Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from May 18 - 20th.

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American Idol David Cook Returns To Serve As Honorary Chair and Join Thousands in Race

On Friday, April 29th, American Idol® David Cook performed a charity concert in Washington, DC to support brain tumor research and support services. 

In 2010, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure partnered with the state-funded Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research on an unprecedented research matching grant program.  Dollars raised at our Florida Brain Cancer 5k were matched by the state of Florida for a total of $325,000 in brain cancer research grants to three institutions:  University of Florida, University of West Florida and University of Central Florida. 

Gaithersburg, MD - On March 17, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration's Neurological Devices Panel endorsed the premarket approval application (PMA) for Novocure's NovoTTF-100A Treatment Kit - a novel, non-invasive device that blasts glioblastoma brain tumors with an electrical field.

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