Today, cancer research happens on many compelling fronts. At the Conquer Cancer Foundation, our focus is on clinical and translational research—that is, prudently and swiftly translating research findings to enhance the care of patients with cancer in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other treatment settings worldwide, and improving quality of life for the rapidly growing community of more than 12 million survivors. Our eyes are always on ambitious researchers and the places where they can make a real tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer, and for 30 years we have identified and supported the best and brightest through the Foundation’s Grants and Awards Program.
Each year, we receive proposals from around the world in a broad range of cancer research areas to the Foundation’s flagship programs: the Career Development Award (CDA) and the Young Investigator Award (YIA). Applications are reviewed by top thought leaders in the field who serve on the Foundation’s Grants Selection Committee. This group of dedicated volunteers spends long hours reviewing hundreds of applications to identify the top researchers in the application pool. The review panel, consisting of distinguished cancer specialists and biostatisticians, conducts a rigorous peer-review process, modeled on the reviews conducted by the National Institutes of Health. With a commitment to supporting projects of high-quality and breakthrough potential, only the best proposals are selected for funding through the Grants and Awards Program.
We support projects of immediate and compelling relevance. The Conquer Cancer Foundation dedicates resources to areas of inquiry that are not typically funded by other organizations, such as palliative care and rare diseases. And we fund researchers at the dawn of their careers, building a pipeline of researchers and knowledge that will enrich cancer care for years to come.
Together, we can hasten the pace of cancer progress and draw closer the discoveries of tomorrow that could have an amazing impact today. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Grants and Awards Program, we invite you to help change the course of cancer by supporting the researchers passionately working to conquer it. Please make a donation today at www.conquercancerfoundation.org/donate.
Applications for 2014 CDA and YIA grants are currently being accepted until September 26, 2013. ■
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