Summary The STOPbraintumor.org Foundation provides +/- 200,000/year to Neuro-oncology research to doctors devoted to braintumours/ braincancer research. Our funds provide scholars an opportunity to do preliminary research and acquire larger grants.
For many patients who get a brain tumour, this is sooner or later, a disaster. The morbidity under the most common malignant brain tumour is 97.7%. Because of this, and because brain tumours often also occur in childhood, the number of years of life that a patient with a brain tumour is debilitated by their disease is on average the highest of all cancers. People can get this disease at any age, but on average they are young (around 35 years) in relation to patients with other forms of cancer.
Donations to our cause provide funding for a series of Neuro-oncology researches with the goal that the Scholars will be able to secure larger grants as a result of their work. Thus far our seed funding has been successful. For instance, Dr Thomas Wurdinger, financed by us from 2009, received several prestigious grants including the European Commission Cordis Grant of 1,3 miljone euro for the research project entitled, "Glitter (Glioblastoma Inhibition: Targeting Tumour-derived Extracellular-Ve
The STOPbraintumor.org Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for brraintumors / -cancer and will continue raising funds and awareness of our cause until this objective has been met. Brain tumor prevention and treatment have been greatly improved because of past STOPbraintumor.org work.