UC SAN DIEGO Moores Cancer Center Neuro-Oncology Program And Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratories
Director: Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D.
Funding: $500,000 for 2011-2012.
No. of staff: 16.
Sources of funding: National Institutes of Health, James S. McDonnell Foundation, National Brain Tumor Foundation; Novartis AG, Merck & Co., Geron, e-Therapeutics PLC, Tocagen Inc. and other biopharmaceutical companies; and philanthropy.
Location: La Jolla.
Year founded: 2010.
Program description: Developing new drugs and approaches for primary and metastatic brain cancers.
Key factors for success: Kesari lists funding for innovative research and for additional medical staff, support from UC San Diego resources, such as the San Diego Supercomputer Center and “game-changing” discoveries that improve the lives of patients with brain cancer.
UC San Diego physician-scientist Santosh Kesari takes an innovative approach to treating brain cancer by focusing on the DNA fingerprint of the patient’s tumor as well as its location and size...