A Few Thoughts for the End of 2015
The Cancer Research Foundation makes almost all its grants to researchers in the late fall, so the end of the year is a particularly good time to step back and consider all we have accomplished this year and to thank all the people who have helped us every step of the way. We are particularly appreciative of our supported researchers; they are always willing to tell us about their work and keep us up-to-date on how their research is progressing. I strongly urge you to check out the recent videos we've posted on our YouTube channel from five past grantees. Check out the new videos here.
We also recently highlighted some great news on the leukemia research Dr. Godley and Dr. Churpek are currently pursuing. Because of their research, the World Health Organization now recognizes the importance of "inherited" cancer predisposition in its leukemia classifications. This represents a major step forward in blood cancer care that results from the CRF support for the North American Consortium of Familial Hematological malignancies. Read more about this development here.
And, no statement of thanks would be complete without a huge thank you to our donors. We would like to specially recognize the digital pathology company Inspirata and Mr. George Bolton, for choosing the Cancer Research Foundation as the beneficiary of their 2015 Silent Auction. The event was a great success and we are very thankful for the support.
Most importantly, we would like to thank you, all our stalwart supporters. The support we provide to cancer scientists represents so many generous gifts, and we couldn't continue to fund exciting and potentially game changing cancer research without your help.
Thank you so much for your interest and dedication to supporting the fight against cancer. With your help, we will continue to work to support transformative events in the treatment, prevention and cure of cancer. Thank you!
"I owe a great deal to the Cancer Research Foundation for giving me a head start. This financial help made the difference between my getting a fast and successful start, and my other wise struggling to obtain the necessary funds to get my research program started."Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010