The Amelia Garcia Fund at The Miami Foundation has presented The Glioblastoma Drug Discovery Lab at Duke University with a $2000 grant. The grant is designated specifically toward our adolescent and young adult (AYA) project, which aims to develop preclinical models to test therapies against glioblastoma in patients of ages 15 to 39 years. The Amelia Garcia fund was started in the memory of Mrs. Amelia Garcia, who died of glioblastoma at the age of 30.
The AYA project was of special interest to the Amelia Garcia Fund because its mission is to develop therapies to treat younger GBM patients. Please read more about our AYA project here: