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BTC : Bigner Receives Researcher of the Year Award
Posted by pam on 2006/12/15 15:47:00 (61197 reads)

Darell Bigner, MD, PhDDarell Bigner, MD, PhD, was recently awarded the Tug McGraw Researcher of the Year Award from the Tug McGraw Foundation for his outstanding leadership in the field of brain tumor research. Bigner is the Edwin L. Jones, Jr. and Lucille Finch Jones Cancer Research Professor and the director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. The Tug McGraw Foundation, named in memory of the baseball legend, raises funds to support brain cancer research and seeks to increase awareness of the disease. McGraw, a patient at The Brain Tumor Center at Duke, died in January 5, 2004. Later that year, a grant from the foundation supported the creation of the Tug McGraw Center for Neuro-Oncology Quality of Life Research at Duke, which is devoted to improving the quality-of-life for brain tumor patients and their families.


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