NYU Neurosurgeon and Researcher Dedicates Grant to Meningioma Mommas Longtime Member

New York University neurosurgeon and researcher, Dr. Nader Delavari, is dedicating his research project, “Enzymatic Modification of the Consistency of Firm Tumors may Facilitate their Safe Resection” to Meningioma Mommas member, Debbie Arnold Burnett, who lost her 21-year-meningioma battle on June 22, 2020. Debbie joined Meningioma Mommas in 2003 and freely shared her battle to treat…

Dr. Wakimoto in his element.

Dynamic Duo: Dr. Hiroaki Wakimoto and Dr. Robert Martuza Awarded $10,000 Grant Honoring National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Meningioma Mommas has awarded a second grant for $10,000 to Harvard researchers, Dr. Hiroaki Wakimoto and Dr. Robert Martuza for their project, “How to Best Activate Anti-tumor Immune Cells Triggered by Oncolytic Herpes Simplex Viruses (oHSVs) to Attack and Destroy High Grade Meningiomas”.  This is phase one of their project and Meningioma Mommas is diligently…

Dr. Tatum and Dr. Graner.

Meningioma Mommas Awards Second Grant to “Team Colorado” University of Colorado Researchers

Meningioma Mommas has awarded a $29,042 grant to University of Colorado researchers,  Dr. Kevin Lillehei, Dr. Michael Graner, Dr. Philip Tatman and their support team (Team Colorado!) to continue their focus on, “Pre-clinical trial evaluation of HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of meningiomas.” Project Summary: Meningiomas are a common primary brain tumor, accounting for 36% of…

In Our Own Backyard: Team Colorado Up to Bat

Meningioma Mommas makes it mark on home turf by awarding a $29,443 grant to University of Colorado researchers, Dr. Michael Graner, Dr. Kevin Lillehei, Dr. Debra Damek and Dr. Phil Tatman for their project, “Determining the Therapeautic Potential of Targeting DNA Methylation in Meningiomas, and the Establishment of Aggressive and Recurrent Cell Lines.” This proposal will…

Fifteen years of phenomenal support and funding!

Meningioma Mommas celebrates its 15th year of providing a 24/7 support lifeline and only funding meningioma specific research. We are thrilled to support the continued work of Harvard researchers, Dr. Robert Martuza and Dr. Hiroaki Wakimoto, with a $24,150 grant to extend their project, “Anti-angiogenic Oncolytic Virus Therapy for Meningioma.” They have identified promising new…

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…

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,…