Six new physicians with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2019 Damon Runyon Physician-Scientists. This opportunity helps physicians gain the research experience needed to take breakthroughs from the laboratory bench to the patient. 

Our Mission

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. Since its founding in 1946, Damon Runyon has invested over $360 million and funded more than 3,700 young scientists.


11th Annual RUNYON 5K is a home run for cancer  research

More than 2,100 participants helped raise over $400,000 to support our groundbreaking efforts to strike out cancer at the 11th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium! You can continue to donate through June 11. 100% of the donations you raise will support innovative cancer research.



Yung LieBruce W. Stillman Wins Prestigious Gairdner Award

Nicknamed Canada’s Nobels, the Gairdner Awards for medical research celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health scientists. This year Bruce W. Stillman, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ’78-81’), President and CEO of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, received this honor. Read More