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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cardiac ... significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers ... this week in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading ... health and global clinical supply services, today announced two key appointments and the ... investment and strategic growth plans in the Asia Pacific region. , Howard Kim ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest possible audience, Dr. Parsa ... not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, is making ... , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos we started last month ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Wash. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, is opening a brand new ... will provide individuals ages 8-17 and their families with even more specialized eating ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Nike Yoga Camps at ... daily practices, arts & crafts, discussions, and games all geared towards enhancing your ... have combined backgrounds in kids’ yoga, collegiate sport yoga instruction, and global yoga ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... Massachusetts , May 26, 2016 ... (NGS) has matured into an essential life science tool ... and development applications. BCC Research reveals in its new ... a second growth phase, one powered by a range ... fields.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, 2016 ... bedient dringenden Bedarf zur ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt ... und Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics GmbH zur Entwicklung ... zu sein. Ein erstes Projekt wird die Entwicklung ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the ... in 2015.  Though these are challenging times in ... for success for companies that remain optimistic and ... new growth prospects medical device companies spend a ... development (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: