The Brian D. Silber Memorial Fund supports spinal tumor research, clinical services, and educational programs.
Through our collective efforts, Brian’s Fund has provided support for essential research and has given many patients access to the best possible treatments for spinal tumors.
It was Brian’s hope that his fund would improve the lives of spinal tumor patients and someday help to eradicate spinal tumors.
We hope that you will join us in perpetuating Brian’s dream.
News & Updates
The Brian D. Silber Memorial Fund teamed up with the Mass General Cancer Center Eversource 5K Run-Walk on September 10, 2023 in Boston, MA. It was a wonderful day to remember Brian and raise critical funds for spinal tumor research.
Dr. Chetan Bettegowda, Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, delivered the 17th Brian D. Silber Lecture at Massachusetts General Hospital on May 18, 2023. The MGH community was thrilled to learn from him, based on his expertise in molecular genetics and his clinical brain and spinal cord tumor experience.
Since 1996, we have raised more than $2.5 million to support spinal tumor research, clinical services, and education. Our seed money used to support research has translated into over $100 million in research grants! Learn about the latest research updates here.
Meet Dr. Arnab Chakravarti
Dr. Chakravarti was the first MGH researcher to receive a grant from Brian’s Fund to support spinal cord tumor research.