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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.3 million to 8 top young clinical investigators
Date:6/12/2012

New York, NY, June 12. 2012 The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named six new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators at its spring 2012 Clinical Investigator Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious three-year award are outstanding early career physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research at major research centers under the mentorship of the nation's leading scientists and clinicians. Each will receive $450,000 to support the development of his/her cancer research program.

The Foundation also awarded Continuation Grants to two Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators. Each award will provide an additional two years of funding totaling $300,000. The Continuation Grant is designed to support Clinical Investigators who are approaching the end of their original awards and need extra time and funding to complete a promising avenue of research or initiate/continue a clinical trial. This program is possible through the generous support of the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and Connie and Robert Lurie.

The Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically intended to help address the shortage of physicians capable of translating scientific discovery into new breakthroughs for cancer patients. In partnerships with industry sponsors and through its new Accelerating Cancer Cures initiative, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has committed more than $41 million to support the careers of 64 physician-scientists across the United States since 2000.

2012 Clinical Investigator Awardees

Carey K. Anders, MD

There are multiple different subtypes of breast cancer defined by distinct tumor characteristics and unique clinical consequences. Among women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, one of the more aggressive subtypes, recurrence of the cancer in the brain is commonoccurring in approximately 30% of patients. Presently, there are systemic therapies capable of control
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Contact: Yung S. Lie, PhD
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
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