The Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Cure-Search for Children’s Cancer is funding UF's Dr. Elias Sayour’s efforts to create a novel vaccine to treat brain cancer in children.
Immunotherapy is a hot topic of conversation when it comes to cancer treatment. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Elias Sayour and his team have found a way to make a hot tumor, their way to make immunotherapy, an alternative to chemotherapy, more effective.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has received a $1 million gift from the Norcross Family Foundation in support of a first-in-human, phase I/II clinical trial testing innovative personalized immunotherapy for pediatric high-grade gliomas, the primary cause of death in children with brain tumors. The project is funded through a CureSearch Catapult Award granted to pediatric oncologist Elias Sayour, MD, Ph.D. at the University of Florida.