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

billion, has donated in excess of $2 billion more than $1 billion in New York City alone making it one of the largest private foundations in the United States. The Foundation supports education, cultural institutions, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public policy, and the environment.

Each institution taking part in the Starr Cancer Consortium enjoys international distinction as a leader in scientific research and discovery. At the same time, they have each compiled an impressive track record of collaborative work in a variety of partnerships. The Starr Foundation grant of $100 million will be earmarked specifically for joint projects involving two or more institutions, including several highly promising initiatives already underway.

Key areas of focus for the Starr Cancer Consortium will include:

  • Creation or accelerated development of powerful technology platforms designed to unravel the genetic and molecular basis of cancers

  • Application of these technologies in joint projects aimed at developing new and highly effective approaches to diagnosis and treatment

  • Support for basic biological research to provide insights into the fundamental molecular and cellular processes underlying cancer

Activities selected for funding through the Starr Cancer Consortium will be determined by an executive committee including leaders of the five institutions: Eric Lander of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Bruce Stillman of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Harold Varmus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Paul Nurse of The Rockefeller University and Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., of Weill Cornell Medical College.

Inspired by The Starr Foundation's visionary generosity in establishing the Starr Cancer Consortium, the five collaborating institutions (profiled below) are committed to achieving dramatic progress in addressing the enormous challenges posed by cancer and in seizing one
'"/>

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:
(Date:11/26/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 Gone ... hanker after cheap deals on Black Friday, which signifies the ... to clicking items into their shopping carts in the comfort ... crowds. , This Friday is going to be ... in a day, with an estimated $2.48 billion in revenue ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Loffler Companies has been selected as a ... online information and news publication for resellers of imaging ... year Loffler has earned this prestigious award and the ... Awards honor the best and the brightest in the ... were chosen for their innovative marketing and sales programs, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 GI for ... before seen reductions in prices of their popular nutritional ... Liposomal Vitamin D3 . Discounts of 40% will ... , GI for Life’s proprietary ColoVite supplement is a ... to promote colon health. One easy-to-take colon vitamin with ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ISI ... management solutions, has been award the 2014 ... , This award comes as a great honor ... within the Lync ecosystem. Specifically, ISI offers an ... modes of Lync communication, including voice, video, Lync ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... power score of 3.9 out of 5. This score ... supplies over the three years to 2014 as a ... demand for medical suction machines, which are largely considered ... entering the purchasing process, buyers have some degree of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2014 Best Friday Deals Revealed by Top10InAction 2Health News:Loffler Companies Recognized as an Elite Dealer for Sixth Consecutive Year 2Health News:GI For Life Slashes Prices by 40% on Liposomal Vitamin D3 and ColoVite Colon Health Formula for a Limited Time 2Health News:ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. has been Awarded the 2014 Microsoft Lync Pioneer Award 2Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 2Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 3Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... YORK , Nov. 25, 2014  Medtronic,s ... Covidien has been widely discussed in the ... it,s also creating a stronger leading player in ... to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare market research firm ... systems will feature a diverse set of solutions ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... LOVELAND, Colo. , Nov. 25, 2014   Heska ... ; "Heska" or the "Company"), a provider of advanced ... Dr. Robert Grieve , Executive Chair, will attend The ... 11, 2014. The one-on-one conference will be held at The ... IL from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014  Array BioPharma ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, ... following upcoming conferences.  The public is welcome ... on the Array BioPharma website:  www.arraybiopharma.com ... 2014Time:1:30 p.m.  Eastern Time Location: Palace Hotel, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medtronic - Covidien: Beyond Taxes, Deal Will Create Patient Monitoring Power, according to Kalorama Information 2Medtronic - Covidien: Beyond Taxes, Deal Will Create Patient Monitoring Power, according to Kalorama Information 3Heska to Attend Benchmark Micro Cap Discovery Conference 2
Cached News: