Brain Tumor Vaccine Featured on Hollywood Telecast
The vaccine that Dr. Jeffrey N. Bruce from the Brain Tumor Center told us about earlier this year (Could There Soon Be A Vaccine Against Brain Cancer?) recently hit the spotlight in Hollywood and all for a good cause.
On September 10th, CNN Health published the story of Steve Holl who, thanks to the vaccine, survived a deadly form of brain cancer and was able to dance at his daughter Eryn’s wedding (Read the story on CNN Health: Experimental vaccine gives father of the bride precious time).
Later that night, the story was aired as part of a huge Hollywood Charity Telecast called Stand Up 2 Cancer. This celebrity studded event featured video about Mr. Holl as well as an explanation of how the vaccine works by Dr. Andrew Parsa.*
You can watch this footage at about the 51 minute point of the hour-long Stand Up 2 Cancer Telecast. Standup2cancer.org later reported that they received more than 80 million dollars in pledges toward cancer research.
*The trial that Dr. Bruce is running here in our department is part of a larger multi-center trial headed by Dr. Parsa out of the University of California, San Francisco.Posted on Sep 28, 2010 by Department Author
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