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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

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 277 grants to 228 researchers with support valued at over $70 million dollars for cancer research. Every grant STOP CANCER makes is matched with in-kind support from the recipient cancer center.

Programs: STOP CANCER provides “seed” money in the form of Seed Grants ($25,000) and Research Career Development Awards ($150,000) to support young and determined physician/scientists in their efforts to define and initiate promising scientific discoveries to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

What’s unique about this non-profit is that it’s tightly focused, with little overhead. Beneficiaries are known and results are observable/trackable. I have witnessed the gratitude of the grant recipients and understand from them, the importance of this private funding.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been aware of STOP CANCER for a number of years and have great admiration and respect for its unwavering dedication to its mission. And, most importantly, it does so in a most cost-efficient manner ensuring that maximum funding goes directly to early-stage research in the quest for a cure of cancer.


Donor

Rating: 5

Of all my years being involved in various non-profit organizations I've never witnessed anything like Stop Cancer. Getting an opportunity to see the money go directly to work with world-class investigators and hear from them first-hand on the groundbreaking discoveries they are making is inspiring. Our current structure with how grants work through the NIH inhibits exploratory efforts so Stop Cancer fills an extraordinary gap in cancer research funding.

4718Louise

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with Stop Cancer because you can actually see where your money goes and know what it does. This is unlike other worthwhile charitable organizations where the money simply goes intp a large fund and you never know specifically where it goes and what the results are. I am a supporter of Dr. Linda Malkas Who is performing fabulous research and obtaining excellent results at the City Of Hope.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I learned about this wonderful organization two years ago when my wife died of OAT small cell lung cancer within two weeks after diagnosis. There was no known satisfactory treatment or cure for it.
The beauty of Stop Cancer is that if you are able to make a research grant, it is YOU that can research and pick the team to do it from scientists at USC, UCLA and City of Hope. I made a grant, met the scientists (at City of Hope) and, believe it or not, they are actually on to a treatment that WILL SAVE LIVES, It was a long shot and it worked. Hope to go into clinical trials soon. They are living up to their motto of Funding Research and Finding Cures.

1 Barbara300

Donor

Rating: 5

Very important cause and a wonderful group. Too often researchers can't get funding to try something new. The idea of SEED grants helps fix that. In less than two years we have seen successes. We are proud this year of making a Seed Grant ourselves.
The volunteers are wonderful as well. So compassionate and determined.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a truly great charity. It has a very small administrative staff, so almost all of it's donations go directly to doctors and researchers working on ways to treat and defeat cancer. Unlike ACS, it does not provide all kinds of patient help, in addition to research, and it doesn't carry ACS's high administrative costs. It's gr

Jorey W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Stop Cancer changes lives. They have a unique ability to work with the top vendors, volunteers, organizations and fundraisers that just seamlessly get things done. Thanks to the team there to inspiring me to work harder and challenge the status quo everyday!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Making a difference in funding seed grants to cancer investigators!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.