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June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

As a former recipient of Cancer Research Institute postdoc fellowship, I am very grateful to CRI for the generous support to allow me to carry out frontier research work in chemical biology at Harvard University. It was an eye opening experience that not only broadened my understanding at the interface of chemistry and biology, but also gave me an inspiration to choose my own research topic related to cancer and immunology. In my independent academic work, I have benefited tremendously from that postdoctoral experience and I am glad I have made the right decision to develop new anticancer drugs.

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CRI has made a profound impact on my career!

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keep it as it is

June 23, 2011

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June 23, 2011

In 2008, the Cancer Research Institute was the only agency that was
willing to fund a risky project whose objective it is to understand
why the immune system fails in the elderly. Since then, this study has
yielded exciting results on how aging of stem cells influences
immune
function and we are currently preparing two manuscripts on our work.
We have recently procured a grant by the National Institute on Aging,
totaling $658,000, to follow up on these results. Obviously, we would
not have been able to undertake this project without the visionary
support of the Cancer Research Institute.

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As a recipient of a fellowship by the Cancer Research Institute

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Advertise and educate more on the diverse work the CRI is funding

June 21, 2011

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June 21, 2011

I was a recipient of funding from the CRI to conduct my postdoctoral research and I am a yearly donor to this institute. I am very positive about the CRI and their mission because they get results. They understand the process of discovery and innovation well enough to invest in basic research of the immune system because the findings that come from such basic studies are the building blocks of translational research. And, they have the vision to support efforts to take key basic findings from the bench to the bedside. A key case in point is the development of the immunotherapeutic drug Ipilimumab, which the CRI helped advance, as a treatment for melanoma.

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Money from the CRI has helped support my research efforts.

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Public outreach/education.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 21, 2011

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June 21, 2011

I and my extended group have been the recipients of a ”matching grant”, awarded jointly by the Cancer Research Institute and the Concern Foundation, Los Angeles, over several years. This grant was used to support the work of 10-15 fellows each year, working in the areas of cancer cell genetics, tumor virology and tumor immunology. This generous grant has given us an unparalleled opportunity to pursue the research with a dynamic group of research fellows, postdoctorals and guest investigators. With the help of this grant we could keep talented young researchers who would have been otherwise forced into industry or other applied work.

The Cancer Research Institute has my greater admiration for the highly efficient, non-bureaucratic, talent- and problem-oriented support that characterizes their fellowship program.

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June 18, 2011

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June 18, 2011

I was supported by CRI for my Postdoctoral fellowship, and it provided me a wonderful period to study and work in one of the best lab of cancer immunology in the world. The society of CRI also have been providing me a opportunity to communicate with great scientists. Annual meeting in NY always stimulates me a lot when I attend.

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meetings

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

invite scientists from broader categories

June 17, 2011

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June 17, 2011

My family has been involved with donations for CRI for about 35 years. One of the major draws was Dr. Lloyd Old. He has helped guide us to maximize the use of our contribution. Our experience has been nothing short of exemplary.
The staff and scientists there have spent a great deal of time
interacting with us to make sure that we comprehended the impact of the research to be done. Most recently, I was able to attend their immunological conference. This gave me first hand experience to the research. It was interesting and fun to engage with the scientists. They were very helpful to explain concepts I did not quite grasp.

I very much liked this type of interaction and hope that I may continue to participate in this way. I feel it allows me to argue more effectively the case to continue giving to CRI.

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They have provided council during my aunt's cancer stint.

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I'm not sure I have specific changes that I would recommend. However, It might be helpful to have monthly spotlights on various research. Perhaps a video on their main webpage.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

June 17, 2011

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June 17, 2011

The Cancer Research Institute has been generous in allowing me to pursue post-graduate studies in the area of lung cancer. Thankyou for allowing me to pursue an exciting, at times tough and challenging, yet tremendously rewarding path into the medical research future. We are now studying lung cancer patients with the hope of understanding how their lung immune microenvironment may protect against or worsen their disease.

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my postgraduate research degree.

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June 16, 2011

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June 16, 2011

I was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship by the Cancer Research institute. The funding allowed me to pursue research studying basic T cell immunology. Their support has been invaluable to helping my career progression towards making fundamental discoveries in immunology. Now I am an assistant professor and I have again applied for funding from the CRI, as the CRI supports scientists at multiple stages in our careers. Continuing support from the CRI will allow me to progress in my studies regarding the role of immunology in cancer.

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CRI provided significant support for my research during my postdoctoral training period.

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June 16, 2011

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June 16, 2011

For the past 3 years, the Cancer Research Institute has supported a postdoctoral fellow in my laboratory. With federal funding for biomedical research in decline, much important research related to cancer (and literally any other human disease) could not be done without the dedicated and unwavering support from private non-profit organizations like the Cancer Research Institute. The high standards during the initial peer review of projects, the continued support and the annual meeting all provide outstanding opportunities for young investigators to learn and to network with other professionals in their fields.

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running my research laboratory. The generous support from CRI has made a big difference for the past 3 years

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none - their professionalism is outstanding

June 16, 2011

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June 16, 2011

I am funded by CRI as a postdoctoral fellow to do fundamental research in immunology. I am extremely impressed by how dedicated CRI is to the goal of using a greater understanding of the immune system in order to combat cancer. As can be seen from the very important recent advances in therapeutics that have come from this approach, CRI's investment in this field is profoundly impacting cancer research and treatment.

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I received postdoctoral fellowship funding from CRI and have benefited from their exceptional annual conference.

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