Dedicated to finding a
cure for brain cancer
2023 Grant Awards
Applications Accepted No Earlier Than January 1, 2023
Emerging Leader Grant Award
The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation Emerging Leader Award provides grant support to early-to-mid-career investigators conducting high-impact, high-reward translational research for glioblastoma. This award is intended to support ambitious pilot projects designed to identify drug strategies appropriate for early-phase pharmacodynamic- and pharmacokinetic-driven clinical trials in partnership with the Ivy Brain Tumor Center.
Translational Adult Glioma Award
The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation Emerging Adult Glioma Award provides grant support to investigators conducting high-impact, high-reward translational research for glioblastoma. This award is intended to support projects designed to contribute to identifying therapies that will impact the survival of patients with brain cancer.
Introducing the Largest Phase 0 Clinical Trials Program in the World
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a nonprofit translational research program that offers state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with aggressive brain tumors.
PHASE 0 TRIALS
Ivy Phase 0 clinical trials allow patients to receive individualized treatment in a fraction of the time and costs associated with traditional drug research and development. This approach addresses the two most common reasons most drugs fail in brain tumor patients:
- Most new drugs are incapable of reaching the brain.
- Laboratory animal studies of new drugs paint an incomplete picture of how the drugs will perform in humans.
Dalton is an Ivy Center patient living with a deadly, cancerous brain tumor and it’s not easy. Although, the hardest part of his brain cancer journey is not the surgery, the treatment or the side effects, it’s getting to know others on the same journey, offering them advice and encouragement and then losing them to this devastating cancer. While his journey has some heartbreak, it has more victories. He’s celebrating living three years with glioblastoma and is helping others with brain cancer achieve their own victories.
Ivy Center Headquarters
Opening Fall 2023
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is well underway on the construction of its new headquarters, the world’s largest translational research center dedicated solely to brain tumor drug development and treatment. The new building, located on the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center campus in Phoenix, Arizona, will be home to the Ivy Center’s scientists, investigators, clinicians and operational staff. In addition to laboratory space, the new building will house 14,000 square feet for trials infrastructure and 7,000 square feet for multidisciplinary clinical consultation, an MRI-guided ultrasound suite and a video teleconference auditorium.
The Ivy Center and Ivy Foundation
Sanjiv Sam Gambhir M.D., Ph.D
Ivy Foundation Honored
Support Brain Tumor Research
Donations to the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation can be made via check and mailed to:
6710 North Scottsdale Road, #235, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Donations to the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute can be made via the link below.
A Message from Catherine Ivy
The Ivy Foundation has the long-term, ultimate goal to cure brain cancer. To that end, we fund cutting-edge research that will improve diagnostics and treatment options for patients with brain cancer. Since 2005, we’ve committed more than $135 million to brain tumor research, with the expectation that this will lead to an eventual cure. We are dedicated to this effort because funding leads to answers, and answers lead to hope.