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Gabrielles Angel Foundation For Cancer Research Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations

Mission: The purpose of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is to encourage the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. The Foundation funds innovative clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine. The Foundation funds research to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients with leukemia or lymphoma. The Foundation also supports limited scientific interchange between select leaders in different areas of bio and integrative medical research, to develop unique and important collaborative efforts that will lead to improvements in the treatment and care of patients with leukemia and lymphoma. In addition to research, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation funds music and art therapy programs at select institutions in the United States.

Results: Since 1998, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation has funded more than 200 researchers totaling over $30 million in research grants worldwide. On average 85 cents of every dollar raised is used for our program goals.

Target demographics: fund research into better treatments, prevention and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood related cancers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: physician scientists doing research who are starting their labs and need the funding for their bold, innovative ideas! $2.1 million dollars in new research grants was given in 2016.

Programs: research grants, music therapy and art therapy.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Gabrielle's Angel Foundation (GAF) played a critical role in my lab's leukemia research. They funded our work at a time that our leukemia research was still in an exploratory phase. With the support of the GAF we propelled our work forward and my lab at UCSF now has a substantial leukemia research section funded by two large NIH grants. We aim to improve therapy for T cell leukemia patients. We could not have done this without their help. Besides their obvious philanthropic qualities, they are just the nicest, helpful people at the GAF. Thank you for all you do for the cancer patients.

All the best,

Jeroen Roose
Associate Professor
Vice Chair
Department of Anatomy
UCSF
San Francisco

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've known about Gabrielle's Angel foundation for almost 4 years, and they've made such a big difference in advancing the scientific understanding of blood cancers. They also fund young scientists early in their careers, when it is so crucial to find supporters and believers in your work -- I've benefitted already, and hope that the fruits of our research will benefit many patients. GAFCR is a great team to work with!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for over a decade and can't say enough good things about the organization. Their passion for the cause is evident in everything they do, and the doctors and researchers they fund are doing incredible things to help save lives. I am confident that they are supporting the best and brightest out there and am blown away after every event I attend.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation For Cancer Research has a uniquely high impact in funding innovative cancer research. By focusing on young investigators, who often have the most creative ideas, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation is able to accelerate the development of novel cancer therapies. Young investigators often have difficulty attracting funding from traditional sources, such as the National Cancer Institute, especially for high-risk, cutting edge ideas. Therefore, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation fills a unique need in innovative cancer research across the country.

I was privileged to have received a grant from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation at a critical, early stage in my career. That funding was catalytic, and led directly to our clinical trials testing new, targeted approaches to the treatment of leukemias. In looking at the scientists and physicians who have been supported by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation over the years, it is clear that their impact on cancer research and therapy across the country has been enormous. Although the funded research is primarily focused on leukemias and lymphomas, the advances in understanding these diseases have immediate impacts on the treatments of many other forms of cancer as well. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation is a model of how a non-profit can have a critical and outsized effect on a hugely important public health issue such as cancer.