Oligo Research Fund

The Oligo Research Fund is supported by our Community Research Fund Program – a grant funding vehicle allowing contributors to pool donations and leverage a team of highly experienced, nationally-recognized scientific experts, working with National Brain Tumor Society staff, to determine the best investment strategy to support research on a specific type of brain tumor.

The Oligodendroglioma Research Fund was launched in June of 2011 through the leadership of the family of Spencer and Zach Greene. The brothers – Spencer, 21, and Zach, 24 – were both diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma (oligo) brain tumor within two years of each other in 2008 and 2010, respectively. It then became the family’s mission to unite patients, families, friends, and people affected by oligo nationwide with a common goal to fight for a cure. The Greenes contacted the National Brain Tumor Society and together established the Organization’s first Community Research Fund, with a goal of raising $300,000 (the minimum amount needed for a grant to conduct significant research) specifically for oligo research projects.

Thanks to the combined support of the Oligo community, over $1Million has been raised! The thermometer below continues to move ever closer to our goal and more future funding of Oligo research.

DONATE TO THE FUND

You can make a difference by making a donation to the Fund and asking your friends and family to do the same. By joining forces as a community of donors we can support the Fund’s distinctive approach, giving 100% of the donations to exclusively fund oligo research. Get involved today for someone you love. Thanks to the combined support of the Oligo community, over $1Million has been raised! The thermometer below continues to move ever closer to our goal and future funding of Oligo research.

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The Research

Oligodendroglioma (oligo) is a relatively rare brain tumor representing about 6% of gliomas, with a diagnosis rate of about 1,150 patients a year in the U.S. alone. Critical research is required to deliver oligo patients new therapies that are more durable and extend their lives. To learn more about the research being done through this fund, visit our Advance Research section.

For more information about contributing to the Oligo Research Fund please contact Andrea Brown, Senior Major Gifts Officer, at abrown@braintumor.org or 617.231.8047