IN 2019, 1,762,450 PEOPLE WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.
WE’RE HERE TO REDUCE CANCER DEATHS TO ZERO
Our mission is to raise funds to fund early-career cancer scientists and new directions in cancer science research with the goal of contributing to “Transformational Events” in the prevention, treatment and cure for cancer.
Our goal is to fund tomorrow’s cancer game changers today. Over the years, the foundation has funded meaningful research resulting in progress and discoveries that have helped advance the fight against cancer. More than 180 researchers have been given the seed capital to launch their ideas in the fight against cancer.
The Fletcher Scholars Award was established in 1988 with a gift from the estate of Eugene and Dorothy S. Fletcher. With this gift, the Cancer Research Foundation established the Fletcher Scholars Award, a $100,000 grant to be given to an individual scientist who is undertaking research in cancer science with particular importance.
The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to congratulate our 2014 CRF Young Investigator Dr. Bryan Dickinson, PhD on the development and publication of his CIRTS system. CIRTS, or “CRISPR-Cas Inspired RNA Targeting System,” suggests a way to build on the success of CRISPR-Cas9, the landmark gene editing tool, and a way to address some of the limitations and issues inherent in using CRISPR-Cas.