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  • Cracking the Genetic Code of Brain Tumors

    Cracking the Genetic Code of Brain Tumors

    By Kaine Korzekwa
    College of Natural Sciences
    Published: Sept. 28, 2012

    Every tumor is genetically unique. Better understanding of specific mutation patterns could lead to personalized treatments for patients with deadly brain tumors known as glioblastomas.

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      Heather Marquez said on Oct. 1, 2012 at 9:35 p.m.
      Hello, This story touched my heart. My 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in July of 2010. So I know exactly what you all are dealing with. Unfortunately, for children who are diagnosed with this form of cancer, their chances are worse than an adult. My daughter passed away after 14 months of valiantly fighting this terminal disease. I have started an organization in her memory called Madeleine's Dream. I am currently in the process of starting a 501c3 non profit to help raise awareness and donations for research. We are currently working on a huge event alongside Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center to raise awareness and donations for research. We are putting together a car show benefit in November which will be a huge success. I just wanted to extend a helpful hand if you all ever need anything. Thank you for the work and dedication you all put forth in saving a life. Sincerely, Heather Marquez
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      Yiyi Wang said on Oct. 1, 2012 at 3:35 p.m.
      Bravo! I am a doctoral student in Civil Engineering. It is amazing to learn the breakthoughs made in the medical field. Your findings save lives & make a difference for sure. Best of wishes :)