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 2017-2018

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON – Borja Lopez Holgado, Postdoctoral Fellow, “Uncovering the Roles of Hyperploidy and Chromosomal Instability in cancer”

Stanford University

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

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pittsburgh, PA – Hamid Bassiri, M.D., Ph.D. “Development of iNKT cell immunotherapies for neuroblastoma”

The Regents of the University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI – Mark Chiang, M.D., Ph.D. “Exploiting the context-dependence of Notch 1 to develop safer T-ALL therapy”

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH – Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D. “Disrupting osteosarcoma-macrophage cross-talk in pulmonary metastasis”

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX – Stephen Mack, Ph.D. “Transcriptional vulnerabilities in H3K27me3 impoverished brain tumors”

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL – Rintaro Hashizume, M.D., Ph.D. “Targeted inhibitions of EZH2 and BET BRD4 for the treatment of AT/RT”

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D. “Telemedicine Pain Control for teens undergoing treatment for cancer”

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