Carolyn Frye-Halloran Brain Tumor Therapy Program
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton W. Frye Jr. established the Carolyn Frye-Halloran Brain Tumor Therapy Program in 2000, in memory of their daughter, Carolyn, who that year lost her four-year battle with brain cancer. Until her death, Carolyn had fought her cancer with courage, dignity and strength, while remaining a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. The memorial gifts from the Frye family inspired an outpouring of philanthropic support in Carolyn’s name — all dedicated to this program, which advances brain tumor research at the Mass General.
Despite great strides in cancer diagnosis and treatment, brain tumors continue to challenge researchers seeking tools for early detection and cure. The program that honors Carolyn has provided bedrock support to the Mass General team investigating translational approaches to brain tumor diagnosis and therapy. Thanks to its funding, the team has applied promising laboratory discoveries to patient care through clinical trials, trained a new generation of investigators, and conducted seminal discussions of novel therapies through the annual Carolyn Frye-Halloran Symposium.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Estelle Sugarman
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Andrea Paciello
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Breast Intentions, Massachusetts Chapter
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Chad Juros
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Eileen McGuirk’s Flash Mob
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Dell, Inc.
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- Big Y
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- Kathy Giusti
- Yovanny Fana
- Dorothy Binford
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.