Our Mission

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research.

Check out our blog!

The blog on our website provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, trends and news about cancer research. Guest bloggers include our current and former scientists, committee members, and leadership team. We hope you will check it out, and sign up for blog alerts!

Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

The Runyon 5K moved from summer to spring this year, but our goal remains the same – to strike out cancer! Register today for the 10th annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 15!

Damon Runyon scientist HONORED with 2018 VILCEK PRIze

Congratulations to Feng Zhang, PhD, of the Broad Institute and MIT, who was named one of three recipients of the 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.  Read more.