Familial Study of Meningioma

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Elizabeth Claus, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Yale University

With BSF funding in 2010, Dr. Claus and her research team will continue to approach and collect 1) interview data and 2) biological specimens in the form of blood/buccal/saliva as well as paraffin-embedded tumor blocks from families with multiple members diagnosed with meningioma.

The overall goal of this seed funding is to enable Dr. Claus to collect pilot data critical to her pursuit of a larger federal grant for DNA testing for a formal genetic linkage analysis of meningioma. Environmental exposure data will also be collected during this study.