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Funding News - Brain Tumor Dispersal

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invite applications for research on understanding and preventing brain tumor dispersal.

Many brain tumors are highly invasive and therefore extremely difficult to treat.  Cells from the primary tumor often infiltrate surrounding brain tissues, so that removal of the main tumor mass is not sufficient to prevent recurrence.  Determining the properties unique to invading brain tumor cells, and understanding how these cells interact with normal brain elements, will suggest rational strategies for blocking tumor dispersal.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Jane Fountain, Program Director, Neural Environment Cluster, NINDS; telephone:  301-496-1431; email:  For a more detailed description of this program announcement, visit