The Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (IronMatt) has awarded Dr. Richard Anderson from the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center with a $75K grant to pursue pediatric brain tumor research over 2012-2013.
“With government funding for medical research at an all time low, research grants from private foundations including the Matthew Larson Foundation are critical,” says Dr. Anderson. “The Matthew Larson Foundation helps make it possible to conduct the research necessary to one day find a cure for children with malignant brain tumors.”
“The goal of the present study is to determine if blockage of a specific gene, that appears to block the body’s immune response to this deadly type of brain tumor, will prolong survival,” says Dr. Anderson. “This in turn, will help us to identify medicines that could be used in children and adults with malignant gliomas.”
The Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (IronMatt) honors the valiant life of Matthew James Larson, who succumbed to a five-year battle with brain and spinal tumors at age seven. The foundation carries Matt’s spirit in its mission to wrap a caring arm around families and publicly commit to help children that are battling pediatric brain tumors through research. www.IronMatt.org
For more information about how you can support the Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, please visit www.IronMatt.org.
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