Brain Tumor

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Zach’s Fund is making a huge difference in the search for a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas! To date, over $900,000 has been raised for Zach’s Fund which has enabled Dr. Mark Kieran and his team to make medical breakthroughs in the care and treatment of children with diffuse pontine gliomas:

  • Dr. Kieran’s team now has the critical ability to obtain tumor tissue directly from patients and use it to develop improved treatments.

  • The team can now develop animal models of these tumors which enable them to test preclinical treatments in animals and identify those with the most potential, rather than testing these drugs in children. 

Over the past 30 years researchers had been striving for these breakthroughs and now, thanks to funding from Zach’s Fund, they are a mainstay of research on diffuse pontine gliomas. We are moving towards our goal to find a cure … please come with us and make a tax deductible donation now.

To donate by credit card,  click here for our Dana-Farber webpage. 

To donate by check, send a check payable to The Zachary Carson Brain Tumor Fund to:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place West 6th Floor
Brookline, MA  02445

To contact us, call 617-964-9395, or e-mail

Thank you for helping us in our quest to save children's lives.

Roberta and Paul Carson

About Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults and is home to groundbreaking cancer discoveries.  The Institute is consistently ranked the number one cancer hospital in New England by U.S.News & World Report.  Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community efforts to advance Dana-Farber's lifesaving mission.
"I was always confident that Zach would grow up to make something truly special out of himself, as he was so determined to make a difference in the world around him. Although his life was cut short at such a young age, he positively impacted the lives of so many others, he accomplished more in his short time here on Earth than most people who live a full life ever do. In that sense, Zach will never be gone, because his selfless deeds and his friendship will forever live on in the hearts of those he knew well."
Excerpt from letter written by Zach's friend dated 7/1/09
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