Current Research

To improve the outcome of brainstem gliomas, researchers are studying drugs that may enhance the effect of radiation therapy.

Research Grants

Since our establishment in January 2006, the Kyle O’Connell Foundation has donated over $250,000 to the Center for Children's Brain Tumors at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford, California. The Center is a group of doctors and researchers working solely to find the causes of, and better treatments for, pediatric brain tumors.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, corporate and in-kind sponsors, and volunteers, we are proud to say we have contributed to the research described in some of the links below. Read for yourselves how this group is making a difference in the world of pediatric brain tumors.

Seeking the seeds of cancer

Shrinking the Effects of Radiation

The Dark Realm of Brain Tumors

Superheroes: Turrning Sadness Upside Down

Stanford Begins Study of Rare Brain Tumor