robert-silas-hackMeningioma Mommas only funds meningioma specific research and is proud to kick off 2017 by fully funding Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers, Dr. Robert Martuza and Dr. Hiroaki Wakimoto, with a $25,048 grant to launch their project, “Anti-angiogenic Oncolytic Virus Therapy for Meningioma.” ¬†This is exciting as there is no effective modality for difficult-to-treat meningiomas that repeatedly relapse after surgery and radiation therapy.

“I truly appreciate the generous support of Meningioma Mommas, which is both critical and timely for us to kick-start our research efforts to take our exciting therapeutic approach to fighting meningioma to the clinic. I am thrilled and motivated more than ever with this opportunity and am ready to devote myself to meningioma research towards the cures of meningiomas,” said Dr. Wakimoto.

This groundbreaking research is being dedicated to the memory of Robert Silas Hack who recently lost his battle to¬†recurrent atypical meningiomas. Robert was passionate about many things–music, nature, justice, social causes and animals. He especially loved traveling and hiking. His dreams were as big as his giving heart. You can honor Robert’s memory by taking a hike.