Five novel cancer research projects receive grants from The Starr Foundation
February 11, 2013
The Starr Foundation recently announced that five novel cancer research projects will receive a total of $5 million in grants through its Sixth Starr Cancer Consortium Grant Competition (SCC). The winning research teams were from Weill Cornell, The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
The SCC is a collaborative program that includes top organizations such as Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the three aforementioned schools. This year, the SCC received 27 applications for the grant, but it ultimately selected just five projects that stand to advance cancer research and diagnosis, preventative measures and treatment. Each of the chosen initiatives will receive a $1 million grant over the next two years to actualize their work.
"We believe these five novel, collaborative research projects have the potential to deepen our understanding of cancers and transform detection and treatment," says Maurice Greenberg, chairman of The Starr Foundation's board of directors. "Our dedicated support of these novel research teams fosters collaboration to gain a deeper understanding of the molecular underpinnings of each diverse cancer and accelerate research to prevent or cure the disease."
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