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 new blog!

Earlier this year we launched a blog on our website to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, trends and news about cancer research. We hope you will check it out, and sign up for blog alerts!

Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017, for the 9th annual Runyon 5K. Run or walk the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and take your own victory laps around the warning track that circles the field! Register today at runyon5k.org.

Damon Runyon Alum Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Damon Runyon alumnus, Ardem Patapoutian, PhD (Damon Runyon Scholar ’03-‘05, Fellow ’96-‘99) at the Scripps Research Institute, was just elected to the National Academy of Sciences, bringing our total number of alumni in the academy to 72. For more information.