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Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research
Date:5/26/2009

Five Multi-Disciplinary SU2C "Dream Teams" Selected With More Than 200 Researchers from 20 Leading Institutions

Initiative's Pioneering Objective is to Expedite New Treatments from Lab to Patient with Potential for Results that Impact Many Forms of Cancer

Unique Translational Model Focuses on the Disease, Drug Targets and Clinical Development

Funds Came from Corporate and Organizational Donors, Philanthropists, Volunteer Teams and the General Public

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the Entertainment Industry Foundation's charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients in an accelerated timeframe, has reached a significant milestone, awarding the first round of three-year grants - that total $73.6 million - to five multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research Dream Teams. The majority of these funds were raised in connection with an SU2C telecast on September 5, 2008 that aired simultaneously on the ABC, CBS and NBC networks. Today's announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of the launch of Stand Up To Cancer. SU2C's next round of funding - Innovative Research Grants for individual investigators - will be announced later this year.

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"Recent advancements in basic science and in technologies have placed us on the cusp of important discoveries that can revolutionize the fight against cancer," said Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and David H. Koch Institute at MIT. Sharp chairs the Scientific Advisory Commi
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