How Your Support Helps Fund Prostate Cancer Research

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Donald J. Tindall, Ph.D. is the Carl Rosen Professor in Urology, Departments of Urology, Biochemistry Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

“Funding from the T.J. Martell Foundation has been significantly relevant to my research efforts during the past 15 years. This is particularly true over the past 5 years when federal funding has been very scarce. Support from the T.J. Martell Foundation has allowed my laboratory to pursue novel and high risk studies for a better understanding of prostate cancer progression.

Furthermore, this funding has contributed to the professional development of a number of young investigators who are pursuing careers in prostate cancer research. Much of their success can be attributed to funding from the T.J. Martell Foundation. Now, many of these young investigators hold independent research positions as principal investigators at prestigious universities and research institutes. We are grateful for the support of the T.J. Martell Foundation for our efforts to understand the pathobiology of prostate cancer, to define markers for prognosis and to develop novel therapeutics against this devastating disease,” says our funded researcher, Donald Tindall, M.D. of Mayo Clinic.

Q&A with Dr. Max Essex of Harvard AIDS Initiative

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Our funded research doctor, Max Essex, is the Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, as well as the Founding Chair of both the Harvard AIDS Initiative and the Botswana Harvard Partnership. He talked with Martha Henry, HAI’s Director of Communications, about mentoring students and young scientists and we’ve excerpted this interview here.

You’re primarily a research scientist. How important is your role as a mentor?

Extremely important. I think mentoring students to learn how to do research is one of the most important things I do.

How do you do that?

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You have to emphasize the importance of generating new hypothesizes to explain how or why a virus like HIV is causing a certain amount of pathology or damage in a certain way, or how the immune response can respond to it, or how it gets transmitted from one person to the next—all of those kinds of issues. But the important part of generating new knowledge is addressing new imaginative questions or hypothesizes. And you can only do that if you think in a multi-dimensional way. It’s probably the most important thing for students to learn to become successful scientists.

To read the rest of this interview, please click here.

 

Hats Off to Dad!

originalThis Sunday is Father’s Day, and we’re proud to be partnering with the team at Listia to raise funds for prostate cancer research through an exclusive online auction featuring hats and albums autographed by beloved celebrities like Thompson Square, Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, Kelsea Ballerini, Joe Nichols, and many more. Click here for more details and place your bid today!

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“The Greatest Reassurance I Can Give to Any Man…”

“We’ve made significant progress in prostate cancer treatments and quality of life for patients over the past five years. My colleagues and I commend the T.J. Martell Foundation for their continued support and appreciate their demonstrated commitment to funding innovative research,” says Mitchell Benson, M.D., Emeritus Chair, Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center., who will be receiving our Scientific Achievement Award for Excellence at our New York Golf Classic on July 20th.

Please watch this quick video for an important message from Dr. Benson about prostate cancer.

A Fun Way to Give Back with Listia!

photo-1421986527537-888d998adb74Exciting news – we’re honored to be one of Listia’s designated charities for the month of June! Listia is a marketplace where you can trade things you don’t need anymore for stuff you want. It’s all free with no money involved. How cool is that?

With Listia’s monthly Charity Program, all members are encouraged to donate funds to charity without spending any money whatsoever. Members are able to donate a few of their Listia Credits to our foundation. While members donate their Credits, Listia matches those credits with real money which is then donated once the month is complete.

Since June is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, we will direct all funds raised through our partnership with Listia to our excellent prostate cancer research programs at Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Columbia University Medical Center. Please click here to learn more and help support our prostate cancer research!

Thanks so much to our friends at Listia for their generous support!