Meningioma Mommas is asking for help to fund an exciting new project by the team of University of Colorado researchers we have previously funded. Please help us help the researchers find better treatment options for meningioma patients by donating here or via our own Donate page.
From the researchers:
“Meningiomas are a common brain tumor, considered to be the most prevalent primary brain tumor in the central nervous system. In spite of their burden, no FDA approved pharmacotherapies exist for the treatment of these tumors. Through our work with Meningioma Mommas, we have created a high throughput drug screen that allows us to directly measure the sensitivity of individual tumors to hundreds of FDA approved compounds. This approach has identified several possible treatments that have the ability to treat meningiomas broadly by targeting epigenetic processes. Many of the drugs in this class can cross the blood brain barrier making these ideal candidates for further studies. This proposal aims to perform the studies required for clinical trial consideration. If successful, we will take advantage our multi-institutional clinical trial mechanism to immediately open trials across North America, providing hope and treatment options for patients with meningiomas.”
“Our collaborative group is dedicated to identifying the most effective therapies for the treatment of brain tumors. Meningiomas, in particular, are a neglected family of tumors that have few treatment options in spite of being one of the most prevalent CNS tumors. Our team of clinicians and scientists witness the devastation these tumors can have on patients and their families, and we recognize the need to address the paucity of treatment options. We have deliberately assembled a team comprised of neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, and scientists at two different institutions to find new cures for these tumors. Collectively, we can make greater strides than any of our individual efforts. Our mission is to provide hope for those suffering from meningiomas, and to find better treatments so we can effectively care for these patients.”