2015 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2015 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2013 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2013 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2014 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2012 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2012 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2011 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2011 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2010 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2010 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2009 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2009 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2005 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2006 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2007 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2008 New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle regularly publish findings on the latest cancer research and are frequently recognized for their contributions to the fight against cancer.  Below, you will find new discoveries in cancer research and the most recent honors bestowed upon Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awardees, alumni and friends.

2015 Annual Breakfast Honoring Dmitri Stockton Raises $1.5 Million

New York, NY (May 5, 2015) - The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation honored Dmitri Stockton, President and CEO of GE Asset Management, at its 2015 Annual Breakfast, held on Tuesday morning at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The Breakfast raised $1.5 million to support the nation’s best and brightest cancer researchers, fostering the talent capable of revolutionizing the prevention, detection, and treatment of all forms of cancer.

Alan M. Leventhal, Chairman of the Damon Runyon Board, welcomed attendees by noting the scope and ambition of Damon Runyon scientists, saying, “There’s nobody who does what Damon Runyon does in the quest to cure cancer. We don’t worry about one cancer, we worry about them all.”

Two exceptional Damon Runyon scientists illustrated Damon Runyon’s wide range of focus with research updates: Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellow Angela J. Waanders, MD, of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, spoke about her efforts to develop more effective, less toxic treatments for childhood glioma brain tumors, and Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, walked attendees through his development of a precision tool that detects and enables the destruction of single cancer cells during surgery.

The event’s keynote speaker was John Elway, former NFL star and current Denver Broncos General Manager. Elway spoke emotionally about losing his twin sister to lung cancer 14 years ago. “Cancer is the ultimate competitor,” he said, exhorting those listening to commit as much support as possible to the Damon Runyon scientists who have dedicated their careers to cancer research. “This foundation has established a roster that reads like an All-Pro team. They are making a difference.”

The morning's honoree, Dmitri Stockton, was introduced by Leon G. Cooperman, who is the Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors and a current Damon Runyon Board of Directors member.

Stockton shared cancer's impact on his friends and family and expressed great hope for the future. Gesturing to the Damon Runyon scientists in attendance, he said, “I've met these scientists and I can tell you, they’re nothing short of incredible. These are some of the minds who have dedicated themselves to fighting cancer. The impact they’re going to have in the future is just phenomenal. I want you to remember the stories here today and keep up with the fight by funding these scientists."

DAMON RUNYON CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative research. The Foundation has gained worldwide prominence in cancer research by identifying outstanding researchers and physician-scientists. Twelve scientists supported by the Foundation have received the Nobel Prize, seven others have received National Medals of Science, and 68 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Since its founding in 1946, Damon Runyon has invested nearly $294 million and funded nearly 3,500 young scientists. One hundred percent of all donations to the Foundation are used to support cutting-edge scientific research. Its administrative and fundraising costs are paid from its Damon Runyon Broadway Tickets and endowment.


CONTACT

Kim Kubert
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
212.455.0501
kim.kubert@damonrunyon.org 

May 7, 2015 > Pershing Square Sohn Prizes for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance has announced the winners of the 2015 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The annual prize aims to catalyze collaboration among young investigators, academics, nonprofits, investors, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The prize-winners will each receive funding for up to three years. Three of the six awards were granted to Damon Runyon scientists:

Arvin C. Dar, PhD (Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator ’14-’16), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator ’14-’16), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Christine Mayr, PhD (Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator ’13-’15), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

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Runyon 5K—Run/Walk for Cancer Research

Runyon 5K For Cancer Research at Yankee StadiumAfter five years of summer fun at Yankee Stadium, the Runyon 5K is returning to its November roots in 2015! Mark your calendar: the seventh annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium will be held on Sunday, November 15. Thousands of baseball fans, runners, walkers, cancer survivors, and their friends and family will gather at Yankee Stadium to raise funds for cancer research. One of New York's most unique summer events, the Runyon 5K is the only charitable run/walk that uses the iconic Stadium as its course. As always, 100% of donations raised at the Runyon 5K will directly support the innovative young scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Since inception, the event has raised more than $3.5 million. 


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See photos from the 2014 Runyon 5K.

See videos on Youtube from the 2014 Runyon 5K.

April 28, 2015 > New members of National Academy of Sciences elected

Election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors that can be earned by a U.S. scientist.  In recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original biomedical research, members of the Damon Runyon community of scientists were inducted this April:   
DAMON RUNYON FELLOWS
Brenda L. Bass, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ’85-’88), University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Jeffery F. Miller, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '86-’89), University of California, Los Angeles
Danny F. Reinberg, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ’83-’85), New York University School of Medicine, New York City


DAMON RUNYON AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD (Former Fellowship Award Committee Guest Reviewer), Columbia University, New York City
Catherine Dulac, PhD (Former Fellowship Award Committee, Former Sponsor), Harvard University, Cambridge
Maria Jasin, PhD (Current Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award Committee, Former Fellowship Award Committee, Former Sponsor), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
Rodney J. Rothstein, PhD (Former Fellowship Award Committee), Columbia University Medical Center, New York City
Jeremy W. Thorner, PhD (Former Fellowship Award Committee, Former Sponsor), University of California, Berkeley

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April 24, 2015 > Prestigious cell biology prize awarded

Elaine V. Fuchs, PhD (Damon Runyon Board Member, Damon Runyon Fellow ‘77-‘79) of The Rockefeller University, New York, has received the E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the American Society for Cell Biology. She is recognized for her pioneering research on mammalian skin and adult stem cells.

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April 20, 2015 > Combination therapy for treatment of advanced melanoma

Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon-Lilly Clinical Investigator ‘03-‘08) and colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, reported the results of a Phase I study testing a combination therapy (Yervoy plus Opdivo/nivolumab) vs. Yervoy alone in patients with metastatic melanoma (with wild type BRAF gene).  In 72 patients, the rate of confirmed response was 61% for the combination therapy (22% with complete response) vs. 11% for Yervoy alone (0% complete response).  These results were published in the journal The New England Journal of Medicine.   

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The William Raveis Ride + Walk

The William Raveis Ride + Walk

Ride + Walk to Fund Cancer Research
We are proud to partner with William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage, & Insurance for The William Raveis Ride + Walk, which will be held in Hingham, MA on Saturday, August 22, 2015, and in Fairfield, CT on Saturday, September 12, 2015. You can register as an individual or as part of a team to participate in a 12-mile bike ride, 25-mile bike ride, or a 5K walk. Join with friends and family for a fun-filled day to raise funds for cancer research, with 100% of all donations benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Click here for more information.

Theater Benefits to Fund Cancer Research

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Our Theater Benefits offer the chance to attend a dinner at a premier New York restaurant, followed by tickets to a successful or highly anticipated Broadway show.  Guests also have the opportunity to hear first-hand from the scientists themselves about the impact of Damon Runyon funding.

Fall Theater Benefit: Hamilton

Attend Broadway Show & Help Fund Cancer Research

On September 16, 2015, see this year's most highly anticipated show on Broadway and support cancer research! Following an amazing sold-out run at The Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda's critically acclaimed Hamilton will move to Broadway this summer. From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In the Heights comes a wildly inventive musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.

Don't miss out! See one of Broadway's most buzzed about shows while supporting new generations of innovative cancer researchers.

Hamilton Theater Benefit
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dinner / 5:30pm

Performance / 8:00pm
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

Tickets are $600.

For more information or to reserve your Theater Benefit tickets today, please call at 212.455.0501 or email kim.kubert@damonrunyon.org.

 

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