Researchers vie for $100G grant

A trio of Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers are vying for a $100,000 grant to fund their studies into medical miracles that could transform the way millions of patients are treated for aggressive brain cancer, Type 2 diabetes or epilepsy.

For the sixth straight year, the hospital’s Bright Futures Prize Competition will allow the public to pick which of the three researchers will get the grant. The winner of the online vote will be announced Nov. 9.

Neuroscientist Dr. Choi-Fong Cho is hoping to support her development of a “guided missile” molecule that will target glioblastomas, an aggressive form of brain cancer that 14,000 Americans are diagnosed with every year.

Cho told the Herald it was a childhood friend’s brain cancer diagnosis that kept her focused on advancing a treatment for the devastating cancer.

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