Brain Cancer Research
Immunotherapy is becoming a more promising treatment for brain cancer. At UF Health, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of UF’s Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program, is leading his pediatric immunotherapy team to more discoveries that can help lead to a cure. Gifts to this fund will support continued research efforts.
“I don’t think people realize the caliber of researchers that we have here! Supporting brain cancer research at UF Health means you are doing your part to keep these researchers here in Gainesville for when your family needs them. Our daughter Phoebe was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, when she was 3 years old. She died when she was 6. We lost out on seeing her grow, seeing her get married, seeing her find her own way to make her mark on the world. The only way to change a tumor or diagnosis like hers — that has no effective treatment — is research.” — F. Cole Dooley, M.D., UF College of Medicine, assistant professor of anesthesiology, divisions of pediatric anesthesiology and perioperative medicine