Brain Tumor Initiative

The Cancer Center leadership is interested in promoting the wonderful depth and breadth of research that takes place in the area of brain tumors. Those of you who have been on campus for a few years recognize a few stops and starts. Now we mean it.

Having "launched" the breast cancer program in development, we are now keen to pursue the brain tumor initiative. I fully expect this successful effort to lead to more integration of science, Cancer Center supported pilot grants leading to multi investigator efforts, PPG and a SPORE that validate the quality and uniqueness of the research efforts we have. This will lead to designation as a scientific program in the Case CCC in about 2014. To this end, I have asked Candece Gladson and Jill Barnholtz-Sloan to outline a program and scientific focus groups: Brain Tumor Initiative.

Please review, offer your comments, and participate in the upcoming series of meetings to develop this initiative! Please contact Kristin Waite with any questions.

There is no reason our group can not be recognized as a leader in the country. Thanks for your involvement!

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center