Our Mission

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

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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!


On Wednesday, June 6, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation raised a record-breaking $2.6 million at its Annual Breakfast honoring Leon G. Cooperman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, Inc., and Damon Runyon Board of Directors member.


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.