Bear Discoveries

Each year, medical research grants are awarded nationwide primarily to fellows and junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries toward finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer. Without the support of Bear Necessities, these cutting edge researchers stand little of chance of receiving funding, thus minimizing the chance for a break-through.

Research Funding From 2018-2019

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, NC – Gianpetro Dotti, M.D. “Targeting Chondroitin Sulphate Ptroteoglycan 4 (CSPG4) in Gliblastoma”

The Rockefeller University

New York, NY – Sanford Simon, Ph.D. “Effect of oncogenic kinase on the liver cells in fibrolamellar”

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – Benjamin Braun, M.D., Ph.D. “Defeating Intrinsic Resistance to MEK Inhibitation in Rhabdomyosarcoma”

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY – Xingguo Li, Ph.D. “PRMT1 as a Therapeutic Target in Neuroblastoma”

Yale University

New Haven, CT – Xiaolei Su, Ph.D. “Molecular Mechanism of Chimeric Antigen Receptor Signaling”

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL – Jianping Li, Postdoctoral Fellow “The role of NSD2 mutation in therapy resistance in childhood ALL”

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – Hanna Mikkola, M.D., Ph. D. “Enhancing human hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal for transplantation”

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