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Cancer Research

  • Hope Scarves

    Hope Scarves

    Daniel Abravanel, MD, PhD, received $115,000 from Hope Scarves in 2023 to support his investigations on the evolution of metastatic breast tumors and the mechanisms they use to evade treatment. This work promises to help transform the treatment of the disease in years to come.

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  • Innovation in Cancer Informatics

    Innovation in Cancer Informatics

    Innovation in Cancer Informatics awarded $224,000 to support investigations led by Sylvan Baca, MD, PhD, and Eliezer Van Allen, MD, into circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). This research will analyze tumor features and aims to, for the first time, guide therapy selection in breast cancer with low levels of ctDNA.

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  • The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

    The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

    The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research gave a generous grant to support research by Jose Orozco, MD, PhD, into the role of sugar-sensing pathways in metabolic adaptation. These studies may reveal a new therapeutic target to alleviate metabolic maladaptive responses to the chronic overconsumption of sugars and carbohydrates.

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  • Keep Smiling Beautiful

    Keep Smiling Beautiful

    Keep Smiling Beautiful is a 5K race hosted by the family of Chelsea Smith, to champion research into hepatocellular carcinoma—liver cancer—by Chelsea’s doctor, Allison O’Neill, MD, at Dana-Farber. Each year, in Chelsea’s honor, O’Neill runs this 5K which has raised more than $115,000 since 2017.

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  • Michael and Margaret Kerr

    Michael and Margaret Kerr

    Michael and Margaret Kerr established the Kerr Family Fund for Translational Research at Dana-Farber with a $100,000 gift in 2023. The fund will be directed by James Cleary, MD, PhD, whom the couple laud for his compassionate patient care.

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  • Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick MeLampy

    Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick MeLampy

    A new $1 million gift from Rev. Dr. Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick MeLampy will advance the work of Irene Ghobrial, MD, a Lavine Family Chair for Preventative Cancer Therapies at Dana-Farber, and the Center for Early Detection and Interception of Blood Cancers to better understand risk factors for multiple myeloma and develop interventions to stop…

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  • Jimmy Fund Little League

    Jimmy Fund Little League

    Jimmy Fund Little League presented by Franklin Sports raised $281,332 in 2023 for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber. Every year, Little League baseball and softball players in New England raise vital funds for the Jimmy Fund during this summer league, making a significant impact in the fight against cancer.

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  • Brenda McAdam

    Brenda McAdam

    After being diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, in August 2022, Brenda McAdam established the Brenda McAdam Fund for Bile Duct Cancer Research at Dana-Farber under the direction of James Cleary, MD, PhD. With her $100,000 gift, she hopes Cleary can help patients like her defy this rare cancer.

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  • National Cancer Center

    National Cancer Center

    Five Dana-Farber investigators were recently awarded more than $250,000 from the National Cancer Center (NCC), whose mission is to provide financial support to researchers undertaking innovative and promising studies that seek to cure cancer. Since its founding 70 years ago, NCC has granted nearly $8 million in cancer research funding.

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  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network

    National Comprehensive Cancer Network

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network made a generous grant of $250,000 to support lung cancer screening led by Mary Cooley, PhD, RN, FAAN. The grant will help to optimize early detection efforts among patients, providers, and across the health care system.

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