MBTC Research

One of the main goals of the Miami Brain Tumor Coalition (MBTC) is the eradication of brain tumors and cancer forever. But we understand that this goal will only be accomplished through actively supporting and leveraging the expertise of the world’s best doctors, researchers and technicians.

Although we are young organization, we are very proud of the fact that we are already making our presence known in this arena. On January 9, 2013, just six months after our founding, MBTC awarded its very first research assistance grant to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University in support of a new brain cancer vaccine study. We encourage you to read more about this study under our “Current Project” heading below and learn about the exciting progress being made in the battle against this illness and how you can join the fight.

MBTC is currently seeking your help to accomplish its funding of a grant to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, in support of a new brain cancer vaccine study. MBTC grants do not pay for indirect costs, so you can rest assured that almost your entire donation goes directly to the research. Here is a brief description of our current research project that your contributions will help support:

Current Project

Bi-Specific T-cell Engager

“Glioblastoma is a lethal type of brain tumor with few treatment options.  At the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, we have developed a novel approach that harnesses the body’s own immune system to combat this deadly cancer.  One of our most exciting experimental therapies, the Bi-specific T-cell Engager (BiTE) has the ability to eradicate tumors, without risking damage to normal, healthy brain tissue.  We are incredibly fortunate to receive financial support from the MBTC.  This timely contribution from the MBTC will be critical as we prepare clinical trials to test this new treatment, with hopes that it will eventually provide a solution for patients diagnosed with this devastating illness.” ~ Brian Choi, Researcher

Please remember that because MBTC is a small organization, we have almost no overhead and very little administrative costs.  That means that you can be sure that your contribution will go almost entirely in support this project and our other worthy goals.

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(L to R): Mr. Charlie Naranjo, Dr. Brian Choi, Mr. Tony Goitia