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Mass. Eye and Ear announces Curing Kids Fund grant recipients
Date:5/15/2012

drug-resistant and tumor-initiating cancer stem cells in retinoblastoma, a common eye cancer in children.

The Curing Kids fund was created in 2010 to help bring life-changing treatments to children and to accelerate cures and innovations through research. The 2011 Sense-ation! gala raised more than $1.2 million for the Mass. Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund. Curing Kids Fund research grants are competitive grants awarded to Mass. Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute investigators.

The five grants awarded are just one aspect of the Curing Kids Fund. Monies from the fund will also provide services for needy children such as eyeglasses and hearing aids, support core research, and seed a Curing Kids endowment for research to help children.


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Contact: Vannessa Carrington
vannessa_carrington@meei.harvard.edu
617-573-3341
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
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