Navigation Links
American Brain Tumor Association Calls for Discovery Research

Letters of Intent due October 15(th)

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Brain Tumor Association has launched a new Special Projects Discovery Grant program to support fresh and creative research ideas for solving the challenges of brain tumor diagnosis and treatment.

"While there have been some significant scientific breakthroughs over the past decade resulting in better treatments and longer lives for many patients, a brain tumor remains a devastating diagnosis," said American Brain Tumor Association Executive Director Elizabeth Wilson

"Through this program, we hope to stimulate and invigorate greater engagement in brain tumor research across and beyond traditional medical and scientific research disciplines and specialties and bring new perspectives, ideas and dreams to the foreground," said Wilson.

Each year, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with a primary brain tumor and more than 150,000 have cancer that spreads to, or "metastasizes," to the brain.

The American Brain Tumor Association Special Project Discovery Grant pilot program - one of four grant programs offered through ABTA's Research Awards Program - will offer one-year, $50,000 grants for high-risk, high-impact projects deemed to have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for adult and/or pediatric brain tumors.

Investigators from sciences outside traditional biology fields are encouraged to apply. Proposed studies should be at the hypothesis-driven level. Priority will be given to proposals that address underfunded areas of brain tumor research. Of particular interest for this first round of funding are proposals pertaining to meningioma or oligodendroglioma, however, other research topics are also invited.

Eligible researchers include advanced post-doctoral trainees, junior faculty, and principal investigators who have not received funding at the equivalent of NIH RO1, or higher level.

Projects will be pre-screened by letter of intent, due October 15th, 2009. Select individuals will be invited to submit proposals.

The American Brain Tumor Association Research Awards Program will again offer Basic Research Fellowship and Translational Research Grant awards for 2009-2010. Basic Research Fellowships are two-year, $80,000 training awards that support young researchers entering the field of brain tumor research. One year, $75,000 Translational Grants help scientists to further develop research that is on the cusp of moving from the laboratory into patient testing.

Basic Research Fellowship and Translational grant applications will post at the ABTA web site, in the Research Progress section, by October( )15th.. Applications for these awards are due no later than January 8, 2010.

More information on the American Brain Tumor Association's Research Awards Program is available at:

Founded in Chicago in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. Today, ABTA is a recognized leader in brain tumor research and patient information, education and support services. Visit or call 1-800-886-2282 for more information.

SOURCE American Brain Tumor Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting
2. American University of Beirut Medical Team Successfully Performs First Artificial Heart Implant in Lebanon
3. Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story
4. Overview of Pixantrone Phase III Clinical Data Presentation at American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009 Annual Meeting Now Available at Clinical Care Options
5. New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform
6. Tolerx Presents Data at 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association
7. SCAI Statement on the BARI 2D Trial (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation With Diabetes Trial) Presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Scientific Sessions and Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
8. Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces the Presentation of Lorcaserin Phase 3 BLOOM Data at the American Diabetes Associations 69th Scientific Sessions
9. Data From Clinical Study of bioTheranostics Molecular Diagnostic Test Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
10. Video: Phase III Study Data With Vandetanib (Zactima(TM)) in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology
11. Bayer Announces Leukine(R) Data Presentations at 45th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Países Bajos, November 26, 2015 ... la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado. ... la inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para ... Un nuevo enfoque combina la inmunoterapia con la terapia ... Clinical Cancer Research . --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 --> ... use SyMRI to find optimal contrast weighting of MRI ... and has signed a research agreement with SyntheticMR in order ... Using SyMRI, it is possible to generate multiple contrast images ... the patient has left, thus making it possible to both ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "2016 Future ... Drugs of Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, ... report to their offering. --> ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is ... we outperform our billings from last year? , This question has not been an ... are coming to the retirement age and the younger workforce don’t share the same ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article ... of Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists to ... article explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, while ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... The rapid speed at which Americans are aging is ... needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions becoming more prevalent. Health ... of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs in the home, by ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought ... at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. ... doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Orange County, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... holiday season , The company is offering customers 10% off of their purchase of ... purchase any treatment at full price. According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):