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Watch a new video from the NBTS DDRC.

New Video Released To Explain NBTS Research Initiative

National Brain Tumor Society’s DNA Damage Response (DDR) Consortium is a collaboration of world-class researchers advancing an emerging and promising, but underdeveloped, area of cancer research: a tumor’s DDR network. To bring forth a concerted effort to advance this strategy, NBTS has formed a consortium of leading experts in both pediatric and adult neuro-oncology research to go “all-in” in pursuit of making the promise of this approach a reality for patients.

The consortium will test different drugs in the laboratory, share data, and then bring the most promising drugs forward to evaluate in clinical trials that match the right drugs with the right patients. The consortium is made up of a diverse team of world-class researchers from across the United States with unparalleled expertise and the experience needed to rapidly develop and advance these drugs into clinical trials.

As a result of your generous support, this includes an ependymoma research effort led by the team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital within the DNA Damage Response Consortium.



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Finn holds a butterfly with his mom at Head tot he Hill in 2022.

The CERN Foundation is currently engaged in a range of community outreach programs and support efforts designed to have a positive impact on the lives of children and adults living with ependymoma, as well as their families and caregivers. With your generous support, we will continue to expand our efforts to improve the care and outcome of people with ependymoma. Use this unique donation link to ensure your gift is dedicated to the CERN Foundation, a program of the National Brain Tumor Society.

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Support the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education

With your generous support, we will continue to expand our efforts to improve the care and outcome of people with ependymoma.

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The CERN Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society have joined forces to help people with ependymoma and advance ependymoma research toward the development of new and better treatments through the creation of the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education. Today, the CERN Foundation is officially a designated program of the National Brain Tumor Society. Donations to the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education will be made on the NBTS website and used to support research efforts that will benefit both ependymoma patients and research through CERN. Emphasis will be placed on CERN’s historical model of supporting work that translates basic science into clinical practice. The Fund will also address overcoming barriers to clinical trial accrual and the development of new clinical studies for ependymoma patients. Additional funds will be used to support educational efforts through print, media, and awareness events. The new collaborative Ependymoma Fund will continue CERN’s practice and tradition of involving and collaborating with other scientists, medical providers, foundations and supporters of ependymoma research.



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