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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - More than 800 runners and walkers joined forces on Sunday, March 6, 2022 for the 2nd Annual Florida Brain Cancer 5k Run/Walk, and together raised more than $146,000 to benefit brain cancer research projects and collaborations through Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.

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Anne Feeley is a brain cancer survivor, founder of Brains on Bikes and good friend of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure recently funded Dr. Karen Aboody, a pioneering stem cell researcher at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. 

She is working on a revolutionary new cancer treatment for the very worst brain tumors called glioblastomas (GBM).  These types of tumors are so invasive that until now there's been no way to get large enough amounts of chemotherapy through the blood-brain barrier. 

A University of Alabama at Birmingham study has identified a gene deletion in nearly 25 percent of all glioblastoma cases that is believed to be responsible for poor patient outcomes. The discovery could lead to better diagnosis and targeted treatments with drugs that are currently available.

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Duke Vaccine Extends Life for Brain Cancer Patients

October 4, 2021 - A new vaccine added to standard therapy appears to offer a survival advantage for patients suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), the most deadly form of brain cancer, according to a study from researchers at Duke University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The vaccine also knocks out a troublesome growth factor that characterizes the most aggressive form of the disease.

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2010 Annual Scientific Retreat

Thursday, September 30, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021

Thursday, September 308:30 – 9:00 – Welcome, Chairman’s Remarks, and Introductions

Karen Avery
Director of Foundation Relations, Smithsonian Institution

Steve Case
Chairman, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Max Wallace
CEO, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

9:00 – 9:30 – Clinical Treatment of GBM – Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

Mike Prados
Director of Translational Research in Neuro-Oncology, UCSF

9:45 – 12:00 – Molecular Elucidation of Brain Cancer

Lynda Chin
Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Friend
President, Co-Founder and Director, Sage BioNetworks

Markus Bredel
Director, Radiation Oncology Brain Tumor Laboratory, UAB

1:00– 2:45 – New Strategies and Opportunities in Targeting GBM

Paul Mischel
Professor of Pathology, UCLA

Heidi Phillips
Senior Scientist, Genentech

David Schenkein
CEO, Agios Pharmaceuticals

3:00 – 4:15    

Martin Brown
Director, Division of Radiation and Cancer Biology, Stanford

Graeme Bilbe
Global Head of Neuroscience Research, Novartis

Friday, October 18:30 – 9:00 – Integration of Clinical Genomics into the Discovery and Development of Novel Cancer Therapies

Neil Gibson
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Pfizer Oncology

9:00 – 11:00 – New Initiatives in Preclinical Animal Models for GBM

Terry Van Dyke
Chief, Mouse Cancer Genetics Program, NCI

David James
Professor of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Neal Goodwin
The Jackson Laboratories

11:00 – 11:30 – New Clinical Trials in Brain Cancer

Karen Aboody
Associate Professor, Neurosciences, City of Hope

11:30 – 11:45 – Closing Remarks

Max Wallace
CEO, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

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2011 Florida Brain Cancer 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Join us for the 2nd Annual Florida Brain Cancer 5k Run/Walk! 

Proceeds benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure's innovative research funding program.  In 2010, our inaugural 5k event helped raise funds for brain cancer research at the University of Florida, University of West Florida and University of Center Florida.

About the Run/Walk

The 2011 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 6, 2022 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 2010 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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Guidance for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer Patients, by David B. Agus, MD

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