Filmmakers produce research video

Filmmakers produce video about our research featuring volunteers and scientists

By KATHLEEN EDGECOMB

It’s all fun and games until you do the research.

While we have a good time raising money throughout the year with wine tastings, ice cream socials, steak nights, raffles, and the annual Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut, our main objective at the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation is to get money into the hands of young researchers who are working tirelessly to find a cure. And many of the researchers who have received TBBCF grants — there have been 48 over the past 15 years — are grateful.

Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker of Copper Pot Pictures created a video featuring two recent TBBCF grant recipients discussing their work. La Mattina, the son of John LaMattina, president of the Board of Directors, and Chad Walker, donated their time for the video project.

Dr. Laura Spring, who received a TBBCF grant in 2019, and Dr. Sheng Sun, a 2018 recipient, credit the foundation with helping them move forward with their research. Both doctors work at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Dr. Spring is looking at tailored therapies for cancer patients to mitigate harsh side effects of cancer-fighting drugs. Dr. Sun, a molecular biologist, works with other scientists and clinicians to generate better ways to monitor the response of treatments.

The two researchers say the foundation’s support has helped them continue to develop their work into finding a cure and better ways to treat breast cancer.

Hear what they have to say. Watch video.

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