TINA’S WISH funds grants supporting promising ovarian cancer research programs that focus on early detection methods for the disease. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all the gynecological cancers. The Foundation began funding research in 2009 and since that time the annual grants program has expanded thanks to our generous donors. The two major funding opportunities include the Tina’s Wish Annual Grants and the Kirpalani Consortium Grant. To learn more about how to contribute to Tina’s Wish, please click here or for more information about the grant distribution process, please contact, email@example.com.
Following a competitive review process five research projects were selected for funding in 2015-16.
Dipanjan Chowdhury, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project Title: “Genetic alterations in BRCA-regulating microRNA genes as risk factors for ovarian cancer “ more info
Marie-France Penet, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine
Project Title: “Early detection of ovarian cancer with multiparametric MRI and MRS” more info
Daniel A. Heller, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Douglas A. Levine, M.D., NYU Langone Medical Center
Project Title: “Novel strategies for ovarian cancer early detection” more info
Ronny Drapkin, M.D., Ph.D., Penn Medicine & Jarrod Marto, Ph.D., Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Project Title: “Ex vivo culture of fallopian tube epithelium for proteomic detection of biomarkers in ovarian cancer” more info
Abhijit A. Patel, M.D., Ph.D., Yale Cancer Center
Project Title: “Ultrasensitive detection of tumor DNA in blood for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer” more info
This unique funding opportunity brings together five world-class medical institutions in a collaborative research project. The researchers from these institutions are sharing uniform cancer specimens and synthesizing their results. Their joint work will further the mission of Tina’s Wish to discover early detection methods for ovarian cancer. The Foundation was honored with its largest single donation received since its establishment, and transformed this donation into the Rita M. Kirpalani Consortium Grant which will support the consortium’s efforts.
Consortium members, joined by other research teams funded by Tina’s Wish, meet annually at the Tina’s Wish Medical Symposium to share scientific results and discuss ideas to set the direction of future research.
Jarrod Marto, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Principal Investigator
Un-Beom Kang, PhD, Research Fellow
Marie-France Penet, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Principal Investigator
Noriko Mori, PhD, Co-Investigator
Santosh Bharti, PhD, Consultant
Zaver M. Bhujwalla, PhD, Consultant
Douglas A. Levine, MD, NYU Langone Cancer Center, Principal Investigator
Vance Broach, MD, Research Fellow
Petar Jelinic, PhD, Senior Research Scientist
Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Penn Medicine, Principal Investigator
Abhijit A. Patel, MD, PhD, Yale Cancer Center, Principal Investigator
Azeet Narayan, PhD, Associate Research Scientist
Alessandro D. Santin, MD, Yale Cancer Center, Principal Investigator
Stefania Bellone, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator