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BevandArbelleareneurosciencenursesatoneothecountrysleadinghealthcareacilities.TheirprojectonspeakingtoadolescentsabouttheirbraintumourdiagnosiswonaBrainTumourFoundationoCanadaCanadianAssociationoNeuroscienceNursingawardorexcellenceintheirfeld.Nowtheirresearchndingshaveinfuencedhowneurosciencenursesattheirhospitalworkwithpatientsonadailybasis.BevandArbellesresearchincreasedawarenessontheimportanceoidentiyingandaddressinganypotentialethicalconfictthatmayariseatpatientadmission.Thishelpspatientsbecausethenursesarenowmoreeectiveadvocatesbetteranticipateneedsandaccessappropriateresourcesonpatientsbehal.ResearchFundingleadingCanadianbraintumourresearchandworkingcollaborativelyacrossNorthAmericaandtheglobeisapriorityorBrainTumourFoundationoCanada.Whenyougiveyousupportresearcherslookingintothecausesoandcureorthediseaseaswellasqualityoliechallengesorthoseaectedbyabraintumour.In2012overhalamilliondollarswasawardedinresearchunding.Thisincludeseightgrantsundingorthebraintumourregistrya100000researchellowshipandcriticalundsortheLondonOntario-basedBrainTumourTissueBankthatprovidestissuesamplestoresearchersallaroundtheworld.MedulloblastomabraintumoursaretheleadingcauseopediatriccancerdeathsinCanada.Thosechildrenwhodomanagetosurviveusuallyhaveaseverelyimpairedqualityolieduetotheaggressivetreatmentorthedisease.Strategiesareneededtoimprovethequalityolieoramiliesochildrenwithbraintumourstoincreasesurvivalratesandtominimizetheimpactonhealthcaresystems.Wetrytoimprovetreatmentsuccessbyperormingmolecularanalysistodefneprognosticandbiologicalsubgroups.LargesizesohighqualitytumoursamplesareneededtoevaluatemolecularmechanismsthatleadtotumourormationandthisiswheretheBrainTumourTissueBankftsin.Wehaveobtained16tumoursamplesromthebankwhichwereanimportantcontributiontoourbraintumourresearch.Dr.MichaelTaylorTorontoON6Yougivetochangebraintumourpatientcare.