MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The University of Florida’s College of Medicine has received a million dollar grant for brain tumor research.
The grant awarded last week by the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation will fund a four-year research project studying an improved immunotherapy treatment for pediatric brain tumors.
The project will focus on a common brain tumor in children, medulloblastoma.
Two and a half years ago, UF recruited Dr. Duane Mitchell away from Duke University to build up the brain tumor research program. The grant further aids that effort.
Officials say since then center for brain tumor therapy has made steady progress in the lab and in clinical trials on using the human immune system to attack tumors in children and adults.