Stop Cancer

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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2 people found this review helpful

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 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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As a surgeon, I am proud to be a member of STOP CANCER. With the assistance of the STOP CANCER administration, I was able to set up a fund in memory of my patient's husband who succumbed to a malignant brain tumor. This fund helped to provide a seed grant for a very important brain tumor research project at UCLA. This type of activity is what makes STOP CANCER so potent, and so vital.

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