Funding annual research grants for glioblastoma multiform brain tumors (GBM) is one of the key goals of the Nick Gonzales Foundation. The Foundation had another blessed year in 2016 with total research grants awarded in Nick’s memory increasing to a total of over $365,000 since inception. In 2017, grants were awarded included:
- $35,000 – Dr. Karen Fink – BaylorScott & White
Dr. Karen Fink’s mission at Neuro-Oncology Associates is to treat each patient as an individual and provide comprehensive, compassionate, and innovative tumor care that will lead to the best possible outcome. She strives to incorporate the latest in clinical trials and treatment options where appropriate so that her patients will sustain hope for positive outcomes and an improved quality of care. As a member of the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, Dr. Fink and her research team focus on investigating the effectiveness and safety of treatment regiments to fight the most common and aggressive type of brain tumor – glioblastoma multiforme – GBM.
- $3000 – The Musella Foundation – Dr. Al Musella, President
Dr. Musella maintains a list of clinical trials throughout the country on brain tumors at www.virtualtrials.com. He also works closely with the brain tumor community to help push for specific drug approvals for brain tumors through the FDA and provides a fund to aid patients with medical expenses and so much more. Our $3000 Grant will help provide funding for their patient assistance programs.