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Stop Cancer

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Nonprofit Issues:

Cancer

Address:

2566 Overland Ave Ste 790 Los Angeles CA 90064 USA

Mission:

STOP CANCER is committed to funding the most promising and innovative scientists in their early research of all forms of cancer prevention, treatment, cures and subsequent clinical applications. STOP CANCER works with National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and other hospitals in the United States to carry out its mission.

Results:

STOP CANCER has funded over 187 grants to 146 researchers with support valued at over $58 million dollars for cancer research. Every grant STOP CANCER makes is matched with in-kind support from the recipient cancer center.

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1 person found this review helpful

Stop Cancer is a unique organization that funds groundbreaking research at the premiere Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Los Angeles; UCLA Jonnson, USC Norris and City of Hope. Each dollar donated to these institutes is matched with in kind funds, allowing the researchers to further their work. Many of the doctor's funded by Stop Cancer have been recognized for their significant findings. To be at the forefront of research and to have access to these brilliant researchers is truly remarkable.

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STOP CANCER is making monumental strides in the search for a cancer cure. I appreciate that STOP CANCER is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization. I love that they are funding research done by promising doctors right here, in my own back yard. It is truly profound that this organization has funded over $59 million toward cancer research. As STOP CANCER gains more popularity, they are going to accomplish bigger and better things. STOP CANCER is is funding research that is on the brink of changing the world.

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Stop Cancer is a local charity, helping our local institutions such as UCLA and The City of Hope. Dear friends and family have battled cancer and been well served by these places. I know that the money I donate will help others battling these diseases.

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The goal of Stop Cancer can immediately be found in its logo "Stop Cancer [by] Funding Research, Finding Cures." While there are many non profits that's help cancer patients achieve many goals for themselves or make one of their last wishes come true, all the fund received go directly to help find solutions cures for cancer. The organization ahs continuously grown every year and I am happy to be a part of the growth.

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I became a donor/member of Stop Cancer about 20 years ago and have been so impressed with their mission statement. I can actually follow my donations to current cancer research and to cancer centers and even to specific doctors at these centers. I don't believe there are many (if any) non profit organizations where you can see results of your contributions.

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I love that Stop Cancer fund researchers at the top institions. It is an amazing group.

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STOP cancer funds beginning investigators by giving them seed money for experiments. That is crucial, because without "preliminary data" they cannot get grants from the National Institutes of Health. Keep up the good work, STOP Cancer! Two thumbs up!

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2015

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STOP Cancer is a relatively small foundation for the impact it makes on clinical and translational research in LA area. It is driven by very devoted group of volunteers and donors who are critical for achieving its goals while minimizing the operating cost. They succeed, which is unique, in bringing together doctors with families, survivors and volunteers. And these occasions can be memorable events with many touching moments. As a result we are starting to see a growing and very motivated community of cancer research oriented professionals, activists and people directly touched by the disease. Let's keep it going!

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I became involved as a supporter of Stop cancer in the beginning years, the 1980s. I remember one of the Co Founders, Armand Hammer, stating emphatically that it was his "dream to find a cure for cancer in [his] lifetime." This was very bold as he was in his late 80s at the time. Tremendous progress has been made: Stop Cancer seed grants and career development awards have been bestowed upon cutting edge investigators who are finding inroads to cures, immunology, and prevention. Funds raised by Stop Cancer are granted to scientists at, and matched by, the 3 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Los Angeles. Many such researchers have shown great promise in their discoveries and have used their awards as a stepping stone to attract grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

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I became very interested in Stop Cancer when my father was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. I questions his specialists about the treatments he would be receiving, how they would affect the tumor and what we could expect in terms of eliminating cancer . At the time my parents were already very involved in Stop Cancer and I became more interested in the group and where their funds were going. I began to attend their research awards evenings honoring the researchers they were giving grants. They were exciting to listen to and they were incredibly insightful. I felt a feeling of hope to find a cure and knew that Stop Cancer would be a huge player in helping them reach that goal. Stop Cancer works with the top institutions and their researchers. I believe highly in the work they do! I am excited about the future of the group and the new generations of members that have become a part of the cure.

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