About Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2)
Our Mission and Focus: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure.
We believe that a nimble, focused and aggressive entrepreneurial model will increase the number of therapies discovered and then enable those therapies to be more rapidly driven into the clinic. We provide researchers with the pivotal support they need to make critical breakthroughs. We fund novel translational research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure.
Our partners range from medical research centers to early-stage biotechnology companies to large multi-national pharmaceutical companies. These partners all share a vision of driving translational research and moving treatments as fast as possible from basic discovery to the clinic.
In 2001, Dan Case, was diagnosed with brain cancer. Discouraged by a lack of information and limited treatment options, Dan, together with his brother, Steve Case, and their families, decided that something should be done to change the playing field. They knew that to have a true impact and accelerate research towards finding a cure it was important to create a non-profit organization that partnered with leading entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers. And so, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure was formed.
With his finance background, Dan recognized that few biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies were willing to invest research and development dollars toward brain cancer research due to its relative scarcity. By “buying down the risk”, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure is able to speed up the drug discovery process. We apply entrepreneurial approaches to medical research and bridge the gaps which often exist between academic researchers who often make significant scientific discoveries and companies which bring those treatments to patients.
Since 2001, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure has provided nearly 16 million in research funding to highly qualified research investigators and physician-scientists from 36 institutions. However, more important than our funding alone, we have been able to create valuable partnerships and leverage additional funds into the brain tumor research field. We believe that this fight cannot be won by a single researcher, individual or non-profit organization – eradicating brain tumors is a team sport.
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure operates in honor and celebration of Dan Case, a husband, father, brother and son, colleague, counselor, leader and friend. We work every day, building on the foundation he and his family created, in an effort to find a cure and put ourselves out of business as soon as possible.
To learn more about the work of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and find out how you can get involved please visit our website at www.abc2.org or call 202-419-3140. Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Justin graduates High School.
Justin's first DC Race For Hope.
Watch this inspiring video about brain tumor patient Justin and Justin’s Quest to shoot 63,000 hoops for each person diagnosed with a primary brain tumor every year in the United States and raise funds for brain tumor research.
Justin and family meet President Obama in the Oval Office.
Greivis Vasquez plays for Mephis Grizzles- Professional Basketball team. Justin and Greivis on the set of the nationally televised CBS Early show.
© 2011 Justin’s Quest
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