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Cancer Research

  • Charles A. King Trust

    Charles A. King Trust

    The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, administered by Health Resources in Action, awarded grants totaling $246,776 to two Dana-Farber fellows working in small cell lung cancer and leukemia, as part of the trust’s mission to promote the investigation of human disease, to alleviate suffering through improved treatment.

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  • Children’s Cancer Research Fund

    Children’s Cancer Research Fund

    Children’s Cancer Research Fund awarded their Emerging Scientist Award to Dana-Farber pediatric oncologist Emily Heikamp, MD, PhD, MSc. The grant of $100,000 will support Heikamp’s work in uncovering therapeutic vulnerabilities in the NU98-r gene, which could lead to safer and more effective treatments for children with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia.

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  • Joe Connolly

    Joe Connolly

    Joe Connolly established the Deborah Connolly Small Cell Lung Cancer Research Fund at Dana-Farber in honor of his late wife, with a gift of $100,000. The fund will support research such as studies of the molecular mutations driving small cell lung cancer, with the goal of developing targeted therapies.

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  • The Foley Family

    The Foley Family

    The Foley Family made a gift of $100,000 to advance research into paragangliomas, a rare type of neuroendocrine tumor, led by Kimberly Perez, MD. Their gift will support experimental studies including the first clinical trial analyzing better treatments for patients with hereditary and non-hereditary paragangliomas.

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  • Haymakers for Hope

    Haymakers for Hope

    In September 2022, 24 women stepped into the ring to deliver a knockout against cancer at Haymakers for Hope’s Belles of the Brawl amateur boxing event at MGM Music Hall in Boston’s Fenway area. The bout raised $116,000 for Dana-Farber and gave women who have been affected by cancer an opportunity to fight back.

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  • Kicks for Cancer

    Kicks for Cancer

    Each September, the Concord-Carlisle High School community in Concord, Mass., comes together for Kicks for Cancer, an opportunity for area high school sports teams to support Dr.  Dipanjan Chowdhury's Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Fund. The 2022 event raised $116,000 for Dana-Farber and honored students’ loved ones who have faced cancer.

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  • Mulligan Family Fundraiser

    Mulligan Family Fundraiser

    The Mulligan Family organized a birthday fundraiser for Dana-Farber in honor of their loved one, Patrick. They raised over $15,000 to help James Cleary, MD, PhD, standardize screening options and uncover more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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  • Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

    Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

    The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research awarded $300,000 in grants to support exploring liquid biopsies to advance precision treatment; uncovering causes of drug resistance in relapsed neuroblastoma; analyzing the proteins that drive medulloblastoma; and testing nanoparticle delivery of targeted therapy in diffuse midline gliomas to lay the groundwork for clinical trials.

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  • Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

    Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

    A $300,000 Odyssey Award from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation provides critical resources to develop a groundbreaking platform to analyze the structure and function of disordered proteins that drive disease progression. This pioneering project promises to reveal structural biological insights while validating a powerful new tool to inform drug discovery across multiple cancers.

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  • Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

    Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

    The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation awarded $200,000 to Dana-Farber to support research into how aging affects the behavior of tumor cells. This research, led by Lewis Cantley, PhD, in the Department of Cancer Biology, could provide further insight that may inform the development of age-specific treatment approaches for cancer.

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