In the midst of what can feel like a chaotic and divisive time in the world, we just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for joining with us to help make good things happen at the Chordoma Foundation.
This year, you’ve helped us make life a little better (sometimes a lot better) for thousands of families affected by chordoma across the world by providing vital information, emotional support, and help in navigating the complexities of treatment.
You’ve also helped us recruit several extraordinarily talented scientists to take on the most important challenges in chordoma research.
One of those scientists is Dr. Charles Lin at Baylor College of Medicine who we are funding to lay the groundwork for discovering drugs that target A gene that makes a protein, also called brachyury, that is present at high levels in nearly all chordoma tumors. – a protein that is the key driver of chordoma, and is also implicated in causing When tumors have spread to other parts of the body from the original tumor site. in a number of other cancers. We thought you might enjoy this video of Dr. Lin talking about his research on brachyury and the impact your support has made.
“Without the Foundation, our work would not be possible. When you have a community that’s as engaged as theirs is, forging connections and partnerships with labs around the world becomes easy. As a basic scientist, being able to interact with clinicians, patients, and other investigators is incredibly motivating, and helps ground our work with a greater purpose.”
– Charles Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
As we approach the holiday season, we are feeling more appreciative than ever before for the tremendous community that has rallied behind our mission, and we are happy that you’re a part of it.