Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Brain Science Foundation and Meningioma Research

I recently got an email telling me about the Brain Science Foundation. So I Googled the organization (doesn't everybody start this way?) and read the following mission statement: 

“The Brain Science Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Steven and Kathleen Haley in 2002 based on a realization that little is known in the medical world about meningioma and other primary brain tumors and a desire to fast-forward research on them.”

I liked their focus on meningioma and the phrase “fast-forward,” especially since I often feel like we’re stuck in “slo-mo” on meningioma research advances.

If this all reads and sounds like a non-profit run by a tech firm, here’s why: founder Steven Haley is a hugely successful serial tech firm entrepreneur. He, and his wife Kathleen Haley, established the Brain Science Foundation in 2002 following Steven’s treatment for meningioma in 1997.

Interested? Watch their nifty video - http://www.brainsciencefoundation.org/Default.aspx - which does a nice job of explaining who they are, what they do and how they’re going about their research.

3 comments:

Jackie Champion said...

Hey! I am glad to stop by your site and know more about meningioma. Keep it up! This is a good read. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about meningioma.
Ninety-two percent of meningiomas are benign, with 8% being either atypical or malignant.
Approximately 96% of meningiomas occur within the skull, with the remaining 4% involving the spinal column. Meningiomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor, accounting for 34.4% of all such tumors. A primary brain tumor originates from the brain, spinal cord or associated tissues (called the central nervous system or CNS), while a secondary brain tumor arises from cancerous cells that have spread (metastasized) to the CNS from elsewhere in the body.

John's Brain said...

Dear Jackie,

Thanks for your comments and information!

John

Jannah Delfin said...

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