Accelerating Discovery from Lab to Patient

Enormous progress has been made in understanding what causes cancer. But at a time of great promise, there is a dire shortage of the very people who can take this knowledge and turn it into new treatments for patients—clinical investigators. They are the ones who ultimately translate science into cures.

Accelerating Cancer Cures is a multi-million-dollar project that will train a new generation of exceptional clinical investigators capable of translating the latest scientific discoveries into new diagnostics and therapeutics for patients. The initiative also fosters communication and collaboration between academia and industry. Accelerating Cancer Cures is sponsored by some of the world’s leading companies: Eli Lilly and Company, Celgene, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, and Pfizer.

The Collaborators

Accelerating Cancer Cures is supported by leading biopharmaceutical companies who are committed to finding new cures for cancer. The charter participants are: Eli Lilly and Company, Celgene, Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Competitors in the marketplace, these companies have a shared belief that funding young physician-scientists with a commitment to innovation in cancer research will have a profound impact on the next generation of cancer breakthroughs.

The Awardees

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Advisory Committee

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Accelerating Cancer Cures Research Symposium

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