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NREF Announces New Research Awards for Brain Tumor Research

In collaboration with the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, the NREF is proud to announce partnerships with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) and StacheStrong to award two additional NREF Research Fellowship Grants for the 2020-21 academic year.

The SBTF operates exclusively as a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and is a public charity. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families and to raise funds for brain tumor research and investigator-initiated clinical trials focused on finding a cure for brain tumors.

StacheStrong is a 501(c)3 devoted to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. Its goal is to flip the script on glioblastoma and find a cure.

The NREF is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of these new grants:

Brandyn Castro, MD, University of Chicago

  • Award: 2020-21 StacheStrong and NREF Research Fellowship Grant on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • Project Title: Developing a patient-derived B-cell-based vaccine, a novel therapeutic agent for glioblastomas

Sophie Peeters, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Award: 2020-21 Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation and NREF Research Fellowship Grant on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • Project Title: Neoantigens arising from alternative pre-mRNA splicing may be targeted by tumor-specific T lymphocytes in histone H3.3 G34R mutant pediatric GBM

For additional information about NREF grant programs, visit the NREF online at www.nref.org or contact the NREF at 847.378.0500 or info@nref.org.