The Cancer Research Foundation has been funding cancer science for more than sixty years. Before the Young Investigator Awards and the Fletcher Scholars Awards were established, the Cancer Research Foundation had the opportunity to fund individuals who have gone on to truly change the landscape of cancer research. We wish to honor those past CRF recipients here.
Janet D. Rowley, M.D.
Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago.
"The most difficult time in the career of a beginning young scientist is the first few years. One has no 'track record' just when the need for money to hire a technician to help with experiments, to buy supplies and equipment, is the greatest. Supporting such an individual is risky; one cannot be assured of success! During the past fifty years, beginning with Maurice Goldblatt, the Cancer Research Foundation has been willing to bet on promising young scientists, to take risks. The measure of the Foundation's phenomenal success is the high quality and continued productivity of the scientists who they have helped to develop and now to flourish. They have provided an enduring legacy of talent for cancer research in America."Janet D. Rowley, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010