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National Cancer Coalition Announces Angel Grant Recipients
Date:7/30/2009

RALEIGH, N.C., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent Angel Grant recipients, which include: Dr. Steven Brem of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Julie Blatt of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Dr. Jeffrey Taub of the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Dr. Eric Beyer of the University of Chicago.

Steven S. Brem, M.D., is the Director of Neurosurgery and the Division Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Department at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Dr. Brem is utilizing his Angel Grant to pursue the development of new anti-angiogenic therapies for pediatric brain tumors.

Julie Blatt, M.D., is the Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her award furthered UNC's study demonstrating no overall link between autism and cancer in children, as well as a teaching program for childhood cancer survivors and healthcare providers.

Jeffrey W. Taub, M.D., is the Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Taub's grant will be used to provide a new visible wavelength microplate reader, which is integral to his innovative research and treatment of acute leukemias.

Eric C. Beyer, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. His Angel Grant will be used to further his investigations of the biology of pediatric Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors and their treatment.

The National Cancer Coalition implemented its Angel Grant program to provide seed funding to innovative projects that benefit and further cancer research, education, and programs. Grants are also awarded to act as a catalyst for scientists to secure additional funding from United States government agencies and other sources. For more information on Angel Grants and how to apply, please visit our website at: www.nationalcancercoalition.org.

The National Cancer Coalition, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, supports cancer relief, research, and educational programs throughout the world. The Coalition's international medical assistance program, termed NCC Cares, provides requested pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and hospital supplies to public hospitals and local humanitarian organizations that help needy patients in over 40 developing countries around the world. The NCC Provides program awards financial assistance for American cancer patients who would otherwise not be able to complete their treatments. For additional information, visit our website at: www.nationalcancercoalition.org.


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