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STOP CANCER sunsets operation with $700,000 gift to UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Post Date:February 01, 2018 6:30 AM
Dr. Michael Teitell (center), director of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, flanked by cancer center researchers (l to r) Dr. Ann Raldow, Dr. Amar Kishan, Dr. Jane Yanagaw, Erina Vlashi, David Shackleford and Dr. Claudio Scafoglio

UCLA will receive a $700,000 gift from STOP CANCER in support of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and its researchers, providing critical funds to advance the university’s efforts in cancer research, education and treatment.

The gift represents a portion of the remaining assets of STOP CANCER, which will be distributed equally between UCLA, USC and City of Hope. After fulfilling this commitment, STOP CANCER will cease operations.

The gift was announced at the 26th annual Educational Forum and Research Awards Dinner on Monday, January 22, 2018 at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center in Westwood. The event honored 31 cancer researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and City of Hope.

"The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is extremely grateful for the tireless efforts of STOP CANCER over the past 30 years, and its invaluable commitment to supporting the efforts of cancer researchers at UCLA,” said Dr. Michael Teitell, director of the cancer center, and physician and chief of pediatric pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. “We are extraordinarily proud of our longstanding partnership with the organization, its members and supporters, and thank them for joining with us to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families.”

Presenters at the event included Sherry Lansing who, along with Dr. Armand Hammer, founded STOP CANCER in 1988 to provide seed money to young cancer investigators at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and City of Hope. In its history, STOP CANCER has funded 253 investigators with 309 grants representing a value of $76 million.

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