HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The Starr Foundation launches multi-institutional cancer consortium

New York, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2006 The Starr Foundation today announced that it has made a $100 million grant to create a wide-ranging cancer consortium to coordinate the efforts of five internationally renowned research institutions in the fight against cancer. Joining this ambitious undertaking is The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medical College.

The five will collaborate on research aimed at understanding cancer at its most fundamental levels and at developing new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the many forms of the disease that together constitute one of the greatest threats to human health.

The program, to be known as the Starr Cancer Consortium, will provide an innovative framework for research that brings together world-class biomedical investigators with a critical mass of technology. It will build on the complementary strengths of the five institutions, including one-of-a-kind experience in applying the power of genomics to biomedical problems, a proven expertise in the study of cancer genetics in humans and animals, and a strong clinical operation and vast collection of cancer specimens that offer a crucial resource for studying cancer in humans.

"The opening years of the 21st century have brought dramatic advances in understanding cancer and in putting new discoveries to work for the people who need it most," said Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman of The Starr Foundation. "Our goal in launching the Starr Cancer Consortium is to bring these exceptional institutions together in a manner that assures maximum efficiency and the greatest firepower in targeting cancer. This will enable us to achieve tangible results more quickly and decisively than any one or two members of the consortium could accomplish working alone."

The Starr Foundation, with assets today of approximately $3.5
'"/>

Contact: Jill Totenberg
jtotenberg@totenberggroup.com
212-994-7363
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
21-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
2. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterologys future
3. Dyson Foundation gives $5 Million for ophthalmology research at Weill Cornell Medical College
4. Rosenzweig to head Leducq Foundation cardiovascular research grant
5. UCSF pharmacy school receives major grant from Amgen Foundation for Medicare Part D outreach
6. Woodruff Foundation gives major boost to Emory Universitys strategic plan
7. Rockefeller Foundation will not abandon its commitments to public health
8. Hartford Foundation awards grant to address geriatric social work shortage
9. Clinton Foundation joins efforts in the fight against AIDS in Ukraine
10. UTSA receives $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to support doctoral students in physics
11. NDRI receives Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation grant

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Coalition ... for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and funding for Duchenne research, congratulates Capricor Therapeutics ... HOPE clinical trial in Duchenne announced today. , Coalition Duchenne funded studies ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... Liberty attempts to compare student test score performance for the 2015-16 school year ... the state’s voucher programs. Though it highlights important patterns in student test score ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Patients who ... achieves results in a fraction of the time as traditional braces – Wilckodontics®. ... Dental Specialists, now offers this revolutionary treatment with or without a referral. ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... Back ... neck and back pain with a reputable physician in their area, announces the launch ... protects patient information for patients who are looking for reputable physicians to help them ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... Somnoware, a leading provider of digital ... module. Using this new feature, sleep physicians can now predict the likelihood of ... airway pressure (CPAP), oral, or other forms of sleep apnea therapy. The Somnoware ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... DIEGO , April 19, 2017  Sorrento ... an antibody-centric, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... stock at a public offering price of $2.00 ... and estimated offering expenses payable by Sorrento.  The ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  SARES•REGIS Group ... it is developing at Conejo Spectrum Business Park ... to Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical ... and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by ... T-cell therapies for cancer, autoimmune and infectious disease. ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... offering. ... market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the period ... has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs ... growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: