PHILADELPHIA – Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced today it will launch a new attack on colorectal cancer, committing up to $7 million (US) for a new Dream Team to find ways to improve treatment of the disease. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s scientific partner, issued a “Call for Ideas” to invite proposals from the scientific community to form a Dream Team.
A research team supported in part by SU2C has published findings that show how we may be able to kill cancerous cells more effectively by combining drugs that work together to significantly disrupt a cancer cell’s ability to survive DNA damage. These findings are the first to show this combination drug therapy as a novel approach for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and potentially, many other cancers.
We are very excited to share with you the news that William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D., member of the SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee was awarded the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Dr. Kaelin, (professor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Medicine, Harvard Medical School), together with colleagues Peter J. Ratcliffe (University of Oxford/Francis Crick Institute) and Gregg L. Semenza (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) were honored with the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their discovery of the pathway by which cells from humans and most animals sense and adapt to changes in oxygen availability, a process that is essential for survival.
More Than $111 Million Pledged In U.S. And Canada In Connection With Sept 9 SU2C Fundraising SpecialEntertainment Industry, Corporate and Organizational Donors, Non-Profit Collaborators, Philanthropists, and General Public Join Forces to Raise Funds For Cancer Research at Fifth "Roadblock" Telecast, Executive-Produced by Bradley Cooper and Award-Winning Team at Done + Dusted
One-Hour Special to Air on more than 60 Broadcast and Cable Networks and Streaming Channels in U.S. and Canada. Viewers will have the opportunity to interact with the stars, via the SU2C phone bank and across social media #reasons2standup