Bear Discoveries

Each year, medical research grants are awarded nationwide primarily to junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries toward finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer. Without the support of Bear Necessities, these cutting edge researchers stand little of chance of receiving funding, thus minimizing the chance for a break-through.

Bear Necessities has teamed up with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to receive grant LOIs and applications at Proposal Central https://proposalcentral.altum.com under the title “A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program”.

Research Funding From 2015-2016

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA – Kimberly Stegmaier, M.D. “New Metabolic Targets in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)” */**

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA – Madeline Hayes, Ph.D.  “A role for Non-canonical Wnt/PCP Signalling in Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma” *

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL – Rintaro Hashizume, Ph.D., M.D. “Epigenetic targets of histone bromodomain and demethylase in DIPG therapy” *

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

Hershey, PA – Sinisa Dovat, M.D., Ph.D. “Targeting casein kinase II restores lkaros tumor suppressor activity in high risk leukemia”

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pittsburgh, PA – Lena Winestone, M.D., MSHP “NF kappa B is a novel therapeutic target on pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma”

The Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI – Michael Burke, M.D. “Epigenetic Reprogramming in relapse AML” *

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN – Eric Rellinger, M.D. “Preclinical Evaluation of a Novel Class of MYCN inhibitors in Neuroblastoma” *

* Funded in collaboration with The Rally Foundation
** Funded in collaboration with the Ventura Family

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