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In Brief Summer 2024

  • Leon and Leslie Asadoorian

    Leon and Leslie Asadoorian

    Leon and Leslie Asadoorian gave $100,000 to advance gastrointestinal cancer research under the direction of Brian Wolpin, MD, MPH, the Robert T. and Judith B. Hale Chair in Pancreatic Cancer at Dana-Farber. Their support will help expand Wolpin’s team of clinical trial experts, enabling them to increase patient enrollment and refine and discover new treatment…

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  • Ruth and Shelly Bramson

    Ruth and Shelly Bramson

    Ruth (pictured) and Shelly Bramson made a generous gift of more than $100,000 to support the work of Jacob Sands, MD, a physician in Dana-Farber’s Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology. This gift is enabling Sands and his team to continue developing and improving personalized therapeutic approaches for patients with thoracic cancer.

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  • Sergio and Magda Brosio

    Sergio and Magda Brosio

    Sergio and Magda Brosio gave $100,000 to support the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer’s biobank, with the hope that their gift inspires others. Motivated by their gratitude for Sergio’s physicians, Robert J. Mayer, MD, and Scott J. Swanson, MD, their philanthropy will expand tissue sample collection, which fuels clinical trials and other critical research…

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  • Christine Brown

    Christine Brown

    The Christine A. Brown Research Fellowship Fund at Dana-Farber was recently established with a $160,000 gift from Christine Brown. The fund will benefit the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, allowing investigators to conduct studies that seek to improve quality of life at every stage of a patient’s cancer experience.

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  • The Charlie Landers Foundation

    The Charlie Landers Foundation

    The Charlie Landers Foundation awarded more than $130,000 to Dana-Farber to fund research into the development of a liquid biopsy that identifies circulating tumor DNA in patients with Ewing sarcoma, a type of cancer that forms in bone or soft tissue. If successful, this research could enable individualized treatments for patients who currently have limited…

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  • Mark and Susan Cocozza

    Mark and Susan Cocozza

    Mark and Susan Cocozza gave $150,000 in support of Dana-Farber’s Pediatric Resource Program. Their investment enables the program to help families facing financial insecurity throughout a child’s cancer journey, allowing caregivers to focus on what is most important: the health of their child.

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  • Joe Connolly

    Joe Connolly

    Joe Connolly gave $100,000 to fund critical small cell lung cancer research at Dana-Farber. Established in honor of Connolly’s late wife, the Deborah A. Connolly Small Cell Lung Cancer Research Fund is supporting Jacob Sands, MD, who in collaboration with Matthew Oser, MD, PhD, is exploring new methods to predict drug resistance and detect cancer…

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  • Coughlin Crew

    Coughlin Crew

    The Michael Coughlin Lung Cancer Research Fund, established in memory of Michael Coughlin, recently surpassed $100,000 in funds generated in support of thoracic oncology at Dana-Farber. The majority of these funds were raised through the family’s Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk team, Coughlin Crew, which first participated in the event in 2018.

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  • Brian and Jane Crowley

    Brian and Jane Crowley

    Brian and Jane Crowley gave $100,000 to support the work of F. Stephan Hodi Jr., MD, director of the Melanoma Center and the Sharon Crowley Martin Chair in Melanoma at Dana-Farber. Bolstered by this generous funding, Hodi is pursuing innovative research into new therapeutic approaches for melanoma.

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  • Robert Cummins

    Robert Cummins

    Robert Cummins gave $100,000 to establish The Deborah Cummins Waldenström’s Memorial Fund in honor of his late wife. Cummins’ investment is enabling a team at Dana-Farber’s Bing Center for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia to lead clinical trials that are pivotal in the development of more durable, effective treatments.

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