Raising funds for research in brain tumors
Adelaide Passos, grandmother of a boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, decided to start a campaign to raise funds for research in brain tumors, more specifically for the creation of a research center of this disease at Instituto de Medicina Molecular.
From her own contribution with the copyrights of the book "O céu pode esperar" - where she reveals her experience with the illness of one of his grandsons - Adelaide Passos will take the lead and show to other parents, grandparents and patient’s relatives that they can make a difference to the fight against tumors by contributing with funds for biomedical research.
The idea of a fundraising campaign is to support the development of research projects that attempt to better understand the genetic and molecular features of brain tumors, with the aim of contributing to the refinement of current treatments. The oncology treatments of brain tumors are outlined according to the type of tumor of each patient. However, tumors appeared similar (same type) may have different genetic and molecular characteristics, resulting in different patients response to treatment. Is this necessary biomedical research - that better characterize the tumor - which Adelaide Passos aims to support .
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