Month: November 2017

Stanford Research Grant

Monday, November 13, 2017

Oligo Nation made its first grant in May of 2016. This grant will allow Oligo to be included in a major clinical trial, with the brain cancer trial set to begin in early 2017. See the press release.

Defining Oligo Nation

Monday, November 13, 2017

Oligo:  Short for Oligodendroglioma, a form of brain cancer arising from the glial cells.  There are no known cures or effective treatments.  Average life expectancy is 8-10 years. Nation:  A body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess rights or self-governance. Right now,… Continue Reading Defining Oligo Nation

Stories of grace and beauty #1

Monday, November 13, 2017

It has been almost two years since I started fundraising for Oligo research.  In round numbers, my family’s efforts have raised close to $200,000, which is a startling number when I think about it. But, the truth is that this number says much more about the people who have responded to my call for help than it… Continue Reading Stories of grace and beauty #1