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Causes: Cancer, Health, Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: The samuel waxman cancer research foundation funds innovative research to bring faster cures to patients. In addition to supporting ongoing collaborative research in specific cancers, our scientists are investigating the biology of cancer to find treatments across disease.

Programs: The samuel waxman cancer research foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The foundation is a pioneer in cancer research focusing on uncovering the causes of cancer and reprogramming cancer cells. We dedicate ourselves to delivering tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. Our mission is to eradicate cancer by bridging the gap between lab science and the patient. Through our collaborative group of world-class scientists, the institute without walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since our incesption in 1976, the foundation has awarded more than $75 million to support the work of more than 175 researchers accross the globe.

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Rating: 5

“The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation provides a unique and valuable service for the scientific and clinical enterprise. Its unique mechanism for funding innovative and paradigm shifting science has direct relevance for developing enhanced therapies for cancer. By supporting, unique and innovative science, that is often high risk with the potential for high reward, discoveries funded by the SWCRF have produced remarkable results, permitting scientific discoveries to move from “bench-to-bedside” thereby providing benefit to patients with multiple types of cancer. I have been very fortunate to be involved with the foundation for over 30 years and have significantly benefited from this interaction.”

Dr. Paul B. Fisher
Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Director of VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine and Thelma Newmeyer Corman
Chair in Cancer Research,
Virginia Commonwealth University, School

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