Mario Otto, MD, PhD, Receives Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Award

Congratulations to Mario Otto, MD, PhD, for his recent award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for his project, “Development of An Innovative Treatment Strategy for Neuroblastoma and Other Pediatric Tumors: A Novel Phospholipid Ether Analogue and its Multifunctional Cancer-targeting Nanoconstruct.” Through this $100,000 award over 2 years, Dr. Otto aims to evaluate whether NM404 is a novel, unconventional tumor-selective anticancer agent suitable for the treatment of neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers, either as a single agent or in form of a colloidal, inorganic nanoconstruct. This proposal hopes to generate necessary pre-clinical data leading to upcoming clinical trials.