Funding annual research grants for glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors (GBM) is one of the key goals of the Nick Gonzales Foundation. The Foundation had another blessed year in 2014 with total research grants awarded in Nick’s memory increasing to a total of $276,200 since inception. In 2014, grants were awarded to: including:
- $25,000 – Dr Karen Fink, Baylor Healthcare Foundation – DallasDr. Fink is one of the principal investigators in the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) that is hosted at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The BTTC includes 12 neuro-oncology institutions cooperating to create innovative treatments for brain tumor patients. Their mission is to discover new and effective therapies for the treatment of patients with brain tumors, and particularly, to bring exciting new agents and strategies from the laboratory to the clinical setting.
- $2,000 – Dr. Virginia Stark Vance, Legacy Brain Foundation – DallasLegacy Brain Foundation provides financial assistance to brain Tumor Patients for MRIs and essential medical tests.