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:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults ... tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern ... home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create ... health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP ... the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare ... City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and ... Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer ... physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events ... Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: ... facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico ... blades. Following ... facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power ... have been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... 2017  In response to the nationwide opioid ... Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen ... as a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s ... Recognizing the value and importance of ... Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: