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2024 Grant Awards

Applications Accepted No Earlier Than January 1, 2024

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.

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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.

Patient Story

Jenn Ortiz

Meet Jenn, a mother of two and the life of the party. When she was diagnosed with glioblastoma and facing brain surgery, her main concern was preserving her sense of humor. She’s fought through surgery and treatment, a tumor recurrence and another round of surgery and treatment. Jenn enrolled in an Ivy Brain Tumor Center Phase 0 clinical trial and today, three years later, she’s happy, healthy and still making everyone around her laugh.

Ivy Center Headquarters

Opening in 2024

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.

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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.

Ivy Neurological Sciences Internship Program at TGen prepares student-scientists for the next phase of their careers.

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