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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
#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 Founder and Executive Director Dr. Mona Jhaveri joined 105.9 The Region to tell listeners how combining technology and crowdfunding is changing
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.
Music Beats Cancer is a nonprofit that raises money to help give more cancer research the chance to become new cancer solutions.
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.
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.
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.
“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
A Coshocton native living in New York City the past five years is using his music to bring awareness to the battle against 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.
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.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Brittany Lewis spoke with singer-songwriter Jules Iolyn about this new effort to combat the deadly disease.
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.
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.
To help get this product to the market and into doctors’ hands, developers have partnered with the crowdfunding platform Music Beats Cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
“We are developing a pathogen-reduction technology called CFI to clear blood plasma, plasma products, biologics and medical devices of viruses and other pathogens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not everyone has to like or agree with you, but it’s your job to plant the seeds of change.
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.
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,”
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.
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.
For decades, women have widely been underrepresented in both the realm of entrepreneurship and the broader technology industry.
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.
Our mission is to develop medicine and therapeutics that dramatically improve and save the lives of people worldwide suffering from diseases, including cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.