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The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation Reaches A Major Milestone in Giving

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By Tomise Martin, Staff Writer

Inspired by her passion to help others and her courageous fight with a rare disease, family and friends of Marnie Rose, M.D., have donated more than $1 million to brain cancer research at M. D. Anderson.

"The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation is named after my daughter who died from a malignant brain tumor at age 28," said Lanie Rose, mother of Marnie. "She was beautiful, bright and as a pediatric medical resident, she devoted her life to caring for children. Through the foundation, we honor her legacy by helping both children and brain cancer patients in need."

All funds raised by the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for M. D. Anderson go directly to research of treatments. With guidance from Raymond Sawaya, M.D.and Alfred Yung, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neuro-Oncology the foundation has funded five research projects over the last seven years. Two of those therapies funded, PEP-3-KLH, a therapy that trains the immune system to attack brain tumor cells, and Delta-24-RGD, a modified adenovirus that targets the pathway of a specific protein, have shown promising results in the lab and are now in clinical trials.



"Since 2003, we've been able to sponsor brain cancer patients and fund clinical trials for immunotherapy and other research," Lanie said. "During M. D. Anderson's annual patient conference for brain tumor patients, a young man thanked our foundation for our help in his care. Because of the research our foundation supports, he joined a clinical trial that provided innovative treatment."

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Inspired by her passion to help others and her courageous fight with a rare disease, family and friends of Marnie Rose, M.D., have donated more than $1 million to brain cancer research at M. D. Anderson.

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