The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research has made a $5 million commitment to support glioblastoma multiforme research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. James and Jamie Broach established the Broach Foundation in 2011, just months after Mr. Broach was diagnosed with glioblastoma.
The Broach Foundation directed its inaugural grant in 2012 toward research led by James’s physician, Frederick Lang, MD, Professor and Director of Clinical Research in Neurosurgery. “Philanthropy drives innovative research, which in turn drives the whole process of discovering new treatments and delivering them to the patient,” said Dr. Lang. “Thanks to the Broach Foundation’s generous support, we have promising clinical trials underway that mean hope for patients and their friends and loved ones coping with the effects of this deadly disease.”
James Broach died at age 37 in August 2013. The Foundation continues to raise funds to support Dr. Lang and other collaborators at MD Anderson. ■