Stanford Study Seeks Safer Scans

Meningioma Mommas has chosen Stanford University as its latest grant recipient. Meningioma Mommas awarded a $10,000 award to neurosurgeon and researcher, Dr. Melanie Hayden Gephart for her project, Gadolinium-based Contrast and Meningioma Monitoring. Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) are a class of intravenous drugs commonly used to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. GBCA aid in the…

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Meningioma Mommas Rings in 2017 Fully Funding New Grant!

Meningioma 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…

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month Kicks Off with $15,000 Donation!

Dr. Nader Sanai, an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, has received a $15,000 grant to fund his latest research project, “A Phase 0/II Study of LEE011 in Recurrent Atypical and Malignant Meningioma Patients.” This proposal represents the first Phase 0 atypical and malignant meningioma trial in history. Dr. Sanai and…

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Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics: Proteomics Analysis of Brain Meningiomas in Pursuit of Novel Biomarkers of the Aggressive Behavior

Meningioma Mommas funded Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian and Dr. Daniel Kelly (John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center) with a $15,000 grant in December, 2013. Dr. Barkhoudarian writes, “This pilot study which resulted in the identification of numerous potential biomarkers between grade 2 and grade 3 meningiomas. Though this was primarily a feasibility study,…

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Dr. Albert Kim Awarded $20,952 Grant!

Meningioma Mommas is thrilled to announce that Dr. Albert Kim has been awarded $20,952 to fully fund his latest research project, “Mechanisms of Radiation Resistance in Brain Meningiomas”. Dr. Kim, an academic neurosurgeon at Washington University in St. Louis studies meningiomas clinically and has been focusing on the effects of radiation therapy in aggressive grade II…

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“Birth Desires and Intentions of Women Diagnosed with a Meningioma” featured in January 27, 2015, issue of Journal of Neurosurgery

Two years ago, Dr. Damon Reed approached Meningioma Mommas and asked if he could develop a survey regarding meningiomas and the effects they have with a focus on women with meningiomas deciding whether or not to have children. We are thrilled to share the following press release received today as well as the link to the…

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Meningioma Mommas Awards Dr. Chang $10,000 Grant!

Dr. Long-Sheng Chang’s research is officially underway. Meningioma Mommas donated $10,000 to fund his project, “Evaluation of Novel Targeted Therapies for Both NF2-Associated and Sporadic Meningiomas.” The ultimate goal for Dr. Chang and his team at Ohio State University is to develop a medical therapy that effectively eradicates both NF2-associated and sporadic meningiomas. Meningioma Mommas…

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What Our Researchers are Saying

“From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thank Meningioma Mommas for supporting our research. In a time when research funding is so competitive, any penny counts! “Fearless” is the spirit that I have learned from patients with meningiomas like you. Despite how many tumors and surgeries you have and how life-altering the effects of these…

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