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

Thanks to everyone who participated in the ninth annual Runyon 5K on Saturday, July 15, 2017! We hope to see you again in 2018! To learn more, please visit runyon5k.org

Damon Runyon scientist demonstrates promise of cancer vaccine

Damon Runyon alumnus, Catherine J. Wu, MD (Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator '07-'12) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has led one of the first studies that demonstrates the potential of personalized cancer vaccines for advanced melanoma.  Read more.