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Hope is obtained everyday with new advances in research in the neuro-oncology field in Canada. Over time research has led to: improvements to technologies allowing us to view the brain; advances in surgical techniques, radiation practices and treatments for all tumour grades; as well as improvements for pediatric patients. The entire research program is funded thanks to generous donors from across Canada.
Five Canadian researchers have been awarded funds to further investigate the causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. Read more about this exciting research!
Thanks to the generosity of donors, research is moving forward with the awarding of funds to promising young reseachers through fellowships and studentships. Projects include investigations into: medulloblastoma, gliomas, pituitary tumours and tumour progression.
One researcher explains the impact of receiving research funding:
"Funding from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provided the necessary seed money to test novel ideas associated with my pediatric brain tumour work during my first year as a principal investigator. This grant also provided funds for a new graduate student in my laboratory. As a new investigator in Canada during a time when every dollar counts, support from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada helps to ensure I have all the necessary resources to move my research forward and find new therapeutic targets for this highly aggressive disease."
Since 1985, donor support has led to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada supporting the important research into the cause of and cure for brain tumours including the:
Research is a fundamental component of our organization's mission to help patients. Watch this video to learn about the projects and research initiatives happening all the time - and made possible by the financial support from people like you.
Research and Education Specialist
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