Texas A&M researcher receives more than $94,000 grant to study childhood cancer

Posted at 4:26 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 16:12:32-04

The new grant will study childhood cancer, specifically, it’s focused on developing a new drug that targets bone cancer. 

Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, at Texas A&M University, was awarded $94,255 to support this research.

It was awarded to Wilson-Robles by the Ben’s Green Drakkoman Hero Fund which was created to honor the memory of 9-year-old Ben who battled an aggressive form of osteosarcoma by the St. Baldrick's Foundation. 

The fund is named after the superhero he created, Green Drakkoman, whose archenemy is the Evil Alien. The analogy helped Ben understand what was happening in his body’s fight against cancer.

Since 2007, the Ben's Green Drakkoman Hero Fund has raised more than $345,000 for research.

To learn more about the program, visit the Hero Fund page.

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