Research Funded To Date

In its first year of operation, the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation is proud to have awarded $10.4 million for brain tumor research. These research projects reflect the Ivy Foundation’s commitment to funding Patient-Focused Research, which keeps the patient and relevant clinical issues at the center of every research project.

Below, please find a list of the Ivy Foundation funded research project titles, principal investigators (PIs) and award amounts. A summary of each research project is also available by clicking on the project title.

 


GLIOMA CANCER STEM CELLS AND TUMOR-DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS: ROLE AND CROSSTALK IN HUMAN GLIOMAS (project details).

PIs: Kenneth Aldape, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Frederick F. Lang, M.D.
Professor and Director of Clinical Research, Department of Neurosurgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Award: $1,500,000 over three years


IVY GENOMICS-BASED MEDICINE (G.B.M.) PROJECT –STAGE I (project details).

PI and Consortium Leader: Michael Berens, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Research Resources
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

Consortium member PIs:

Consortium Collaboration Software: 5AM Solutions

Award: $3,240,343 over two years


TARGETING GLIOBLASTOMA THROUGH TUMOR ENDOTHELIAL MARKER-1 (TEM-1) (project details).

PI: George Coukos, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Award: $622,501 over two years


p75ntr IS A RATIONAL DRUG TARGET FOR MALIGNANT GLIOMA (project details).

PI: Peter A. Forsyth, M.D.
Dept. Chair, Neuro-Oncology
University of Calgary

Award: $1,277,005 over three years


DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NOVEL MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS TO GUIDE COMBINATION THERAPY FOR MALIGNANT GLIOMA PATIENTS (project details).

PIs: Paul S. Mischel, M.D.
Associate Director of Clinical Sciences
Institute for Molecular Medicine
University of California Los Angeles  (UCLA)

Timothy F. Cloughesy, M.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuro-Oncology Program
Co-Director, Henry E. Singleton Brain Cancer Research Program
University of California Los Angeles  (UCLA)

Award: $1,500,000 over three years


THE IVY GBM ATLAS PROJECT: ANATOMIC GENE EXPRESSION ATLAS OF HUMAN GLIOBLASTOMA (project details).

PIs: Ralph B. Puchalski, Ph.D.
Research Alliance Manager
Allen Institute for Brain Science

Greg Foltz, M.D.
Director, Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Award: $2,118,946 over three years