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June 14, 2011

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June 14, 2011

My experience of CRI as a beneficiary of their funding program has shown me how dedicated they are to find novel and effective cures for cancer. One of the few charities that I know of that understand the relevance of basic research in order to further cancer therapy. Moreover conferences and fundraisers sponsored by them go a long way in helping to translate cutting edge science into therapy.

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my work, at their conferences

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work at it making it better known

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June 14, 2011

CRI is well organized and understands the areas of cancer knowledge that must be improved to increase the effectiveness cancer immunotherapy. CRI funds top laboratories and scholars and brings disparate research together to facilitate synergy.

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CRI meetings and press releases.

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Not make any significant changes.

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June 14, 2011

I was a recipient of a grant through the Cancer Research Institute Irvington post-doctoral fellowship program. This grant helped fund my research and career development that was critical to establish my own independent lab. Based on the work funded by the CRI and the long term projects it spawned we have published 40+ papers and used these findings to get further support from the National Cancer Institute. Our work will help leukemia and lymphoma patients and also applies to inflammatory diseases. Thanks to the CRI for being instrumental in getting it all started!

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My own lab

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offer more specialized grants for specific disease focuses

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June 14, 2011

Cancer Research Institute has played an instrumental role in promoting science-based therapeutic discoveries. Their grant programs in particular has allowed many generations of scientists to develop novel ideas in the fight of cancers. It is a top-notch organization that I support whole-heartedly.

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I am a grantee as well as donor of CRI.

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

Providing support to a greater number of young scientists to help them develop their careers in cancer research.

June 14, 2011

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June 14, 2011

I give this organization my top rating because I am very familiar with the work they do. I was a participant in a cancer vaccine trial that was underwritten by the Cancer Research Institute. I know that this trial would not have happened without the research grant from CRI.

As a result of
the clinical trial I participated in 7 years ago, I am still in remission from ovarian cancer today, and I am extremely grateful to CRI for their support of this small research study.

I have also had the opportunity to meet their staff and attend some fundraising events. They have a lean, well run organization with an admirably high percentage of funds going directly to grants for cancer immunotherapy research. I have also personally met several of the research scientists they support, and these are internationally known researchers with excellent credentials. They all say how important the financial support of CRI has been in making it possible to conduct their groundbreaking studies.

CRI has a fascinating website too, with some really great information on recent advances in cancer immunotherapy. Some of the current successes out there now such as Gardisil (cervical cancer vaccine) and Provenge (prostate cancer vaccine) came from researcher studies CRI helped to underwrite. A recently approved vaccine to prevent recurrence in melanoma is the latest CRI supported research effort on its way to the consumer market. So they are really accomplishing a lot.

This is a first-rate charity. It is one of the few I would actually contribute money to, because of their great track record in supporting cancer immunotherapy research, the many successes that have come out of the studies they help to fund, and the high standards they meet as a charitable organization.

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See above - I have attended a few of their educational and fundraising events and find the organization, and the doctors they support, to be first rate.

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Not change a thing.

September 18, 2010

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September 18, 2010

In order to beat Cancer, it needs to be fully understood. Research carried out by people such as these is vital.

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Learning more about Cancer.

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