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Steven Vokes Receives Grant for Cancer Research

090121 VokesThe St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Associate Professor Steven Vokes for his research to identify cures and better treatments for childhood cancers.

Medulloblastoma, the most common brain cancer in children, is formed by mutations that active a signaling pathway. With his grant from St. Baldrick’s, Dr. Vokes and his team are investigating how this pathway controls genes through specific DNA regions. By studying these regions, they hope to find a possible therapeutic target for medulloblastoma. 

"One of the challenges in today's highly competitive environment is that even great ideas take a long time to get funded. St. Baldrick's has a streamlined review process that quickly funds promising research. Their support has allowed us to quickly initiate experiments in a promising new area that we would otherwise be unable to pursue,” Vokes said.

St. Baldrick’s, a California-based nonprofit, is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. The nonprofit recently awarded 79 grants totaling over $22 million. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the top childhood cancer research experts working to find improved treatments and cures for childhood cancers. 

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