Bear Discoveries

Each year, medical research grants are awarded nationwide primarily to fellows and 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 under the title “A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program”.

Research Funding From 2016-2017

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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

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”

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA – Kathleen Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D. “CREB Inhibitors for relapsed Leukemia”

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pittsburgh, PA – John M. Maris, M.D. “Astatine-211 meta-astatobenzylguanidine ([211 At]MABG) targeted radiotherapy for disseminated neuroblastoma” ***

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pittsburg, PAA – Jo Lynne Harenza, Ph.D. “Defining the subclonal landscapr of high-risk neurobastoma” *

The Children's Oncology Group Foundation

Philadelphia, PA – Peter Adamson, M.D. “Project: Every Child” *

* Funded in collaboration with The Rally Foundation
** Funded in collaboration with the Ventura Family
*** Funded in collaboration with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

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