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Glioblastoma Immunotherapy Appeal

Funding Neuro are launching an appeal to bring one of the world’s most advanced immunotherapy trials for glioblastoma to Scotland. Funding Neuro is raising the £500,000 required to complete the trial. The trial will run at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee led by Dr Kismet Hossain-Ibrahim (FRCS (SN), PhD) Consultant Neurosurgeon.   The trial will involve...

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Glioblastoma Immunotherapy Appeal

Funding Neuro are launching an appeal to bring one of the world’s most advanced immunotherapy trials for glioblastoma to Scotland. Funding Neuro is raising the £500,000 required to complete the trial. The trial will run at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee led by Dr Kismet Hossain-Ibrahim (FRCS (SN), PhD) Consultant Neurosurgeon.  

The trial will involve ten patients, whose own immune system will be used to target this deadly brain tumour.
The trial will use a new vaccine targeting Cytomegalovirus (CMV) for Glioblastoma, which has been developed in the United States.  This is an exciting opportunity to help translate this discovery from the lab into an effective treatment for patients. 


Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain. Initially, signs and symptoms of glioblastoma are non-specific. They may include headaches, personality changes, nausea, and symptoms similar to those of a stroke. There is no clear way to prevent the disease. Typically, treatment involves surgery, after which chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used.


 

Dr John Howard Sampson, M.D., Ph.D, M.B.A, M.H.S.c, is the chief of the department of neurosurgery at Duke University where he serves as a professor of surgery, biomedical engineering, immunology, and pathology said "There have been surprisingly promising clinical outcomes in small studies of this investigational vaccine, which certainly support these advanced trials. Immunotherapy is giving real hope to those with glioblastoma."

Event date

24-November-2018 - 
24-October-2020

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You all do spectacular work and hope that you are successful in this new research project. You give people back their lives, thank you.
Donation by Anonymous
on 25/03/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Donation by Michael
on 30/12/2018
Donation by Callum Gerrard
on 25/11/2018
£ 5.00
£ 1.25 gift aid
Donation by Simone
on 25/11/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Well done Gary what a way to celebrate x
Donation by Anne Chalmers
on 24/11/2018
£ 5.00
£ 1.25 gift aid
Donation by Melanie Alexander
on 24/11/2018
Well done for setting this up, speaking up and raising the profile of the research efforts Ian. What an inspiration to us all. Hope you smash whatever targets you thought you could achieve. PS you can slow down in winning photo competitions though !!
Donation by Ian & Diane Hastie
on 21/11/2018
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
You are an inspiration Ian! I look forward to seeing you walk out at Murrayfield wi' yer tartan troosers on, and Big Doddie beside you!
Donation by Bill Powrie
on 21/11/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
I am confident that research will in time find ways of managing this disease or ultimately a cure.
Donation by Abbie Patterson
on 21/11/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Good luck to everyone involved in the upcoming trials. Great cause and a pleasure to help in any way possible. Looking forward to hearing of future progress. All the best, Scott Walker.
Donation by Scott Walker
on 12/11/2018
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £670.00
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Total Raised: £670.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£837.50

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