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American Brain Tumor Association Supports $2 Million Glioblastoma Research Project
Date:9/3/2014

mately save lives.”

The recipient of the BTFC grant is a research consortium led by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Brain Tumor Center at the University Hospital in Zurich. The consortium, comprised of more than 20 Neuro-oncology Centers of Excellence across the globe, include researchers in Europe, the United States and Canada.

The project will be managed by Michael Weller, M.D., of the University Hospital Zurich and Patrick Yung Wen, M.D. of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in support of the EORTC.

About the American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For more information, visit http://www.abta.org or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

About the Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative
Inaugurated in 2003, the Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative (BTFC) is a strategic partnership among private philanthropic and advocacy organizations in the US and Canada to pool their resources and focus their research dollars toward advancing the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. The five members of the BTFC are: the American Brain Tumor Association, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, James S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Sontag Foundation.

About the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) is an International non-profit association (AISBL) founded in 1962 and established under the laws of Belgium. The aims of EORTC are to develop, conduct, coordinate, and stimulate translational and clinical research in Europe to imp
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