B*CURED’s primary goal is to fund innovative brain cancer research to end brain cancer. We invite clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is brain cancer to apply for our grants.


We’re very pleased to announce the winner of the B*CURED 2023 Grant for Brain Cancer research is Dr. Jeffrey Russ, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology at Duke University. Dr. Russ submitted an innovative proposal to investigate a programmable, cell-type-specific, RNA-based chemotherapy to treat diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a devastating, incurable pediatric brainstem glioma.

Dr. Russ received his BA in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD, PhD from the Weill Cornell/Sloan Kettering/Rockefeller University MD-PhD Program.

We are excited to be supporting Dr. Russ’s work and wish him the best of luck in pursuit of his aims!