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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MUSIC BEATS CANCER

Music Beats Cancer is a new cancer-fighting movement that capitalizes on influencers of our popular culture to help raise funds and awareness for promising cancer-fighting innovations.

5280 LIFE SCIENCES PODCAST: MONA JHAVERI, PH.D.

In this episode, we delve into Mona’s background and how her organization Music Beats Cancer is helping cancer research companies make it through the valley of death. Creating crowd-funded supported cancer therapy is at the heart of the overall discussion

FORMER BIOPHARMA CEO DEVELOPS NOVEL SOLUTION FOR THE "VALLEY OF DEATH"

Translational research, the process of translating early discoveries into effective treatments for patients, is sometimes referred to as the “Valley of Death.” Why? Because it’s time consuming, costly, and has a rate of success hovering around 1 percent. I recently met a scientist who had experienced the Valley of Death firsthand. And rather than have her valley experience be her demise, she instead opted to develop a novel solution. This is her story.

A NEW APPROACH IN CONNECTICUT SEEKS TO ADVANCE CANCER RESEARCH

If we ever wondered how important research is to identifying causes and cures for diseases that afflict society, the past nine months of the pervasive coronavirus have eliminated all doubt. It is research that drives discoveries that can save lives, and we’re seeing that play out in real time.

PECHKUCHA, VOL 18, SILVER SPRING, MD: VALLEY OF DEATH

Mona is the founder, executive director, and chairman of the board at Music Beats Cancer. She launched Music Beats Cancer to address the “Valley of Death,” the growing gap in funding that constrains the translation of cancer research discoveries into clinical applications.

MONA JHAVERI: BEATING BACK CANCER

Mona Jhaveri, the founder and executive director of Music Beats Cancer – a Ridgefield, CT-based non-profit focused on beating back cancer – joins the podcast to discuss several topics, including the current cancer-fighting research and technology landscape.

MARYLAND CANCER DIAGNOSTIC STARTUP GETS INVESTMENT BOOST FROM NEW CROWDFUNDING MODEL

Music Beats Cancer is changing the narrative for the war on cancer. It’s no longer just about searching for the cure. The mission now is to fund and support the advancement of potential solutions that are already out there.

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH KBLU

IES Life Sciences and Music Beats Cancer discuss the crowdfunding campaign to support the development of an early stage diagnostic for ovarian cancer.

MUSIC BEATS CANCER IS RAISING FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Dr. Jhaveri explains how Music Beats Cancer strategically aligns with emerging musical artists to help us generate a movement of change in the war on cancer.

HOW TO LEVERAGE THE POWER OF THE CROWD IN HEALTH TECH

#healthtech startups often fall into the Valley of Death because they can’t get funding to get them through to their next inflection point.

MUSIC BEATS CANCER IS DISRUPTING HOW THE WAR ON CANCER IS FOUGHT AND FINANCED.

Music Beats Cancer Founder and Executive Director Dr. Mona Jhaveri joined 105.9 The Region to tell listeners how combining technology and crowdfunding is changing

HOW THIS BIOTECH ENTREPRENEUR IS BUILDING THE ‘KICKSTARTER FOR CANCER’

When scientist Mona Jhaveri couldn’t find funding to commercialize her cancer research discovery, she was inspired to create a crowdfunding platform for cancer drug innovators.

NONPROFIT WORKS WITH MUSICIANS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER SOLUTIONS

Music Beats Cancer is a nonprofit that raises money to help give more cancer research the chance to become new cancer solutions.

'WE'RE NOT SIMPLY ANOTHER CANCER CHARITY:' BIOTECH NONPROFIT USES MUSIC TO RAISE FUNDS

She was a cancer researcher for the National Cancer Institute on the path to discovering a new potential treatment. To get that treatment to the market, she had to leave the lab and become a biotech entrepreneur — and find a way to fund her treatment idea.

CALLING WILLING PHILANTHROPISTS: TO LEAVE A LEGACY IN MEDICAL INNOVATION, CONSIDER "INVESTING IN FAILURE"

No one seeks out failure, let alone likes it. Yet paradoxically, the key to success in medical innovation arguably rests on failure, and the learning it represents.

A NEW WAY TO FUND THE CANCER FIGHT

The fight for cancer has been something the world has been dealing with for centuries. While scientists have found ways to combat it, for example chemotherapy, there isn’t a definitive cure. There are many innovators trying to come up with new treatments, solutions and cures for cancer, but the number one thing they face is the lack of funds necessary to do this.

A NEW WAY TO FUND THE CANCER FIGHT

“Our mission is to increase the number of cancer-fighting technologies in the product development pipeline so that more solutions make it to those in need” – Music Beats Cancer

THE PLATFORM MAGAZINE JUNE 2018

The Platform Magazine June 2018 Issue features CEO Mona Jhaveri of Music Beats Cancer.

COSHOCTON NATIVE FIGHTING CANCER WITH HIS GIFT OF MUSIC

A Coshocton native living in New York City the past five years is using his music to bring awareness to the battle against cancer.

MUSIC BEATS CANCER SEEKS TO CHANGE FIGHT, FINANCES OF WAR ON CANCER

A first-of-its-kind charitable crowdfunding platform, called Music Beats Cancer, has set out to change how the war on cancer is fought and financed.

MUSICIAN TEAMS UP WITH NONPROFIT TO RAISE CANCER RESEARCH FUNDS

A Milwaukee area native is using her music and platform to help fight cancer by teaming up with Music Beats Cancer, which raises funds to advance new cancer treatments.

MONA JHAVERI AND HER MUSIC BEATS CANCER MISSION

Mona Jhaveri is a cancer researcher and pioneer in strategies to get funding behind real potential treatments and cures.

MUSICIAN TEAMS UP WITH NON-PROFIT IN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Brittany Lewis spoke with singer-songwriter Jules Iolyn about this new effort to combat the deadly disease.

MUSICIAN TEAMS UP WITH NON-PROFIT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

One local musician is teaming up with the non-profit organization Music Beats Cancer. The organization raises funds for smaller cancer technology research companies. Music for Jules Iolyn is a vehicle for change.

HACKING CHILDHOOD CANCER: CREATING SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Healthcare innovators tackle how to improve the experience of those fighting for a healthy future

PHILANTHROPY FIRST - MUSIC BEATS CANCER

Describing the cancer research “Valley of Death”

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED IN MARYLAND COULD PREDICT COVID-19 SYMPTOM SEVERITY

The scientists have found an uncommon source to funding the test through a nonprofit called Music Beats Cancer. “In a nutshell, Music Beats Cancer is a very different organization,” said Mona Jhaveri, executive director of Music Beats Cancer.

TEST CREATED BY MARYLAND BIOTECH COMPANY AIMS TO DETERMINE SEVERITY OF INDIVIDUAL COVID CASES

To help get this product to the market and into doctors’ hands, developers have partnered with the crowdfunding platform Music Beats Cancer.

"MUSIC BEATS CANCER" SHINES LIGHT ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT

Cancer sucks… we all know it’s not going away anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t battle it with all our might.

UMES PARTNERS WITH BIO-TECH COMPANY TO DEVELOP NEW COVID TESTING TECHNOLOGY

IES Life Sciences and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s school of pharmacy are in the process of developing a nasal swab test that could predict the severity of COVID-19 symptoms a patient could face after testing positive.

MUSIC BEATS CANCER TEAMS WITH ARTISTS TO FIGHT CANCER

The Music Beats Cancer model empowers individuals to directly fund promising treatments. There’s nothing else like it.

MARYLAND BIOTECH COMPANY DEVELOPING TEST TO DETECT HOW SEVERE A COVID CASE COULD BECOME

For CEO David Spiegel, the mission quickly became personal due to the impacts of COVID-19 on his family. “My cousin died on a Saturday from COVID. My mother died on the Sunday from COVID … same weekend,” he said.

TEST SEEKING EMERGENCY USE APPROVAL MAY BE ABLE TO PREDICT SEVERITY OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

A Maryland biotech company developed a test to help predict how sick you can get from COVID-19. The company is awaiting FDA emergency use approval. News4’s Doreen Gentzler reports.

NONPROFIT MUSIC BEATS CANCER PARTNERS WITH RISING MUSICIANS TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER SOLUTIONS

The unique crowdfunding platform partners with musical artists across the US from various genres to raise money for cancer fighting solutions that are at risk of disappearing in a “funding bottleneck”.

ARE BLOOD PLASMA TREATMENTS DUE FOR A REVOLUTION?

“We are developing a pathogen-reduction technology called CFI to clear blood plasma, plasma products, biologics and medical devices of viruses and other pathogens.

NO CHEMICALS, HEAT OR IRRADIATION NEEDED FOR APHIOS’ VIRAL INACTIVATION TECH

Aphios International is developing a generally applicable pathogen reduction technology for pooled blood plasma and blood products, immunoglobulins, recombinant biologics and monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancer and COVID-19 patients.

KING CAVALLI FUNDRAISES FOR CANCER SOLUTIONS IN NATIONAL MINORITY CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Miami, Florida, based musician King Cavalli has partnered up with crowdfunding platform Music Beats Cancer and is raising money during National Minority Cancer Awareness Month.

Q&A: CHRISTINA CUSTODE FINDS NEW WAYS TO SHARE MUSIC, ENCOURAGE YOUTH

Already well-known for her live concerts – prepandemic, Custode was regularly touring around the region – and her talent – Custode is a Grammy Award-contending singer/songwriter/pianist – Custode has added virtual concerts to her repertoire. In between livestreamed gigs, the Lewiston resident has been raising money for Music Beats Cancer.

CHRISTINA CUSTODE USES MUSIC TO HELP HEAL

Niagara Falls High School music teacher Christina Custode has more than a few pandemic-related challenges in her life right now, but she’s still has time to advocate for cancer awareness.

LOCAL MUSICIAN PARTNERS WITH NONPROFIT MUSIC BEATS CANCER

Christina Custode (Cus-to-– de),– an acclaimed musician and award-winning vocalist based out of the Greater Buffalo area, has teamed up with Music Beats Cancer, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit, supporting the innovators working on cancer-beating solutions by fundraising through rising artists.

MEDICAL COMPANY DEVELOPING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HEAL BROKEN BONES

Sonogen is partnering with DMV area non-profit Music Beats Cancer to raise funding to achieve the goal of reaching FDA regulatory approval. CEO of Sonogen Medical, Jason Winder, says the idea was inspired by his family who served in the armed forces.

A UNIQUE WAY ONE ORGANIZATION IS FUNDING THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

The existence of the “Valley of Death” has led some innovators and cancer researchers to find or create additional means to obtain funding for potential solutions in the ongoing fight against cancer.

THE MUSIC BEATS CANCER APPROACH

Too many potential cures for cancer disappear in a funding bottleneck. Music Beats Cancer is changing this by leveraging the power and passion of people and music to help raise funds and awareness of promising cancer innovations that would otherwise linger in the Valley of Death.

FEMALE FOUNDERS: DR. MONA JHAVERI OF MUSIC BEATS CANCER ON THE FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO THRIVE AND SUCCEED AS A WOMAN FOUNDER

Not everyone has to like or agree with you, but it’s your job to plant the seeds of change.

DC NONPROFIT USES MUSIC TO RAISES FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Music Beats Cancer is a DC nonprofit that raises funds for innovators working on cancer-fighting solutions. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off this October Music Beats Cancer’s held an exclusive fundraising contest for independent musicians with the top five artists who raise the most money will be featured on a 60-second spot on an iHeart Radio Station.

DR. MONA JHAVERI OF MUSIC BEATS CANCER

Not everyone has to like or agree with you, but it’s your job to plant the seeds of change. As part of my interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Mona Jhaveri. She is the Founder and Executive director at Music Beats Cancer. She launched Music Beats Cancer to address the “Valley of Death,”

WOMEN WHO DISRUPT: DR. MONA JHAVERI OF MUSIC BEATS CANCER

Traditionally, research gets the funding, but Jhaveri wanted to shift money to the biotech innovators bringing cancer-fighting ideas to the patients. Her goal to disrupt the system was an uphill climb. Despite the challenges, her perseverance led her to pioneer the successful crowdfunding platform Music Beats Cancer.

HOW WOMEN CAN BECOME CROWDFUNDING INNOVATORS

Launching Music Beats Cancer taught me a lot. The experience has made me a true believer in the power of people to make change. It has also strengthened my resolve to support women at the forefront of innovation.

MEET THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS SPEARHEADING CHANGE AND INNOVATION IN TECH

For decades, women have widely been underrepresented in both the realm of entrepreneurship and the broader technology industry.

BEING A FIRST-GENERATION INDIAN-AMERICAN EMPOWERS DR. MONA JHAVERI OF MUSIC BEATS CANCER

My Indian-American heritage played a pivotal role in my evolution from cancer researcher turned biotech entrepreneur to leader of an innovative cancer-fighting charitable platform, Music Beats Cancer.

SINGH BIOTECHNOLOGY: FIGHTING CANCER, EYE DISEASE WITH SMALL ANTIBODIES THAT CAN CROSS CELL MEMBRANES

Our mission is to develop medicine and therapeutics that dramatically improve and save the lives of people worldwide suffering from diseases, including cancer.

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EMERGING ARTISTS JOIN MUSIC BEATS CANCER TO RAISE MONEY TO FUND A CURE

Many of the bands know firsthand the pain that cancer brings to the world. All of them are dedicated to finding a cure. They have been promoting the #MusicBeatsCancer Challenge to their fans via social media and shout-outs from the stage.

TOP 25 CEOS AND FOUNDERS

In order to build the world’s most successful companies, CEOs and founders can’t be solely focused on their bottom line. These professionals must also possess the foresight, business acumen, and emotional intelligence necessary to operate companies that are able to remain resilient in the face of adversity while also continuing to deliver valuable products and services to their customers.

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SHUTTING OFF THE "MASTER SWITCH": A NEW APPROACH TO FIGHTING PANCREATIC CANCER

Florida-based Singh Biotechnology is developing a new treatment approach that can shut off the “master switch” that controls cancer growth. This could revolutionize how we treat deadly cancers like pancreatic.

HOW CAN MUSIC HELP SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH IN PATIENTS WITH CANCER AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF CANCER-FIGHTING SOLUTIONS?

In this Mental Health Minute video, Mona Jhaveri, PhD, of Music Beats Cancer discusses the under-researched area of mental health in patients with cancer and how Music Beats Cancer uses music to drive innovations that support the development of cancer-fighting solutions

IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE | NEW HAWAII DIGITAL STARTUP, TELEMEDICX

“Access to care now is currently very slow because of fax, manual phone calls, manual insurance check, so the focus is automating the referral process from PCP to a specialty doctor,” explained Nour Lababidi.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROCKY MICHAELS

N2Entertainment.net spoke by phone with Michaels, who lives in Danville, California with his wife and two kids. He discussed his love of music and his journey as a singer and songwriter as well as why partnering with Music Beats Cancer was so personal and emotional for him. Here is what else the talented and affable musician had to say.