Al's Comment:

 All of these projects have the potential to make a big difference and all are worthwhile.   We are working on funding 2 more projects in the next few weeks - the projects have been approved by our grants committee and are just waiting for us to raise the money to fund them.  Donations are badly needed and will be used for these projects immediately. To make a donation, go to


Posted on: 06/05/2022

Musella Foundation Awards Brain Tumor Research Grants!

Hewlett, NY 6/5/2022    The Musella Foundation has awarded four brain tumor research grants today, totaling $170,000!

  • $100,000 to Dr Nicole Shonka, University of Nebraska Medical School, for the project: "Phase 1B/2A Clinical trial of APG-157 and Bevacizumab in recurrent high-grade glioma patients"
  • $25,000 to Dr Ekokobe Fonkem, Baylor Scott and White Health Care and Dr. M. Karen Newell Rogers, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, for the project: "Eliciting A Specific Immune Response to Glioblastoma (GBM) in the Brain as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Treatment of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and other forms of GBM"
  • $35,000 to Dr. Huan Yang at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for the fourth year of the project titled: "Computer Modeling of Tumor Treating Fields Using Single Institutional Data Base"
  • $10,000 to the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States for the project titled: "Provision of the most current population-based statistical information for all primary brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors in the United States" This is our annual grant to help support this important ongoing project.

The money used for these grants was raised by our fantastic volunteers with the National Walk To End Brain Tumors during Brain Tumor Awareness Month!  Thanks to the volunteers as well as the participants!

About the Musella Foundation
 The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization dedicated to speeding up the search for the cure of brain tumors, as well as helping families deal with the diagnosis of brain cancer, by funding innovative brain tumor research, education, advocacy, emotional and financial support for families that are dealing with brain tumors and organizing the brain tumor community to work together as an army to fight the disease.


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