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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.
The first Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellowship was also awarded in 2012. One researcher explains the impact of their 2012 grant:
"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 fromBrain 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 malignant and aggressive disease."
Since 1985, donor support has led to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada providing $3 million to support 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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New research about the brain tumour treatment Bevacizumab (Avastin®) was released at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2013 Annual Meeting. Results were presented from two recent clinical trials focused on the treatment. Because Avastin is one of the few new treatments that have been offered to brain tumour patients in recent years, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada was eagerly awaiting these results.Learn more
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