STOP CANCER 2017 Awards


Since 1993, STOP CANCER has advanced the life-changing efforts of UCLA scientists through 54 Research Career Development Awards, valued at $8.1 million, and 38 Seed Grants, valued at nearly $1 million. The leadership of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) is pleased to recognize the generous continued partnership of STOP CANCER and its members through the organization's 2017 support totaling $450,000.

Research Career Development Awards

STOP CANCER members and donors help to fund Research Career Development Awards (RCDAs) of $150,000 each. The JCCC's 2017 STOP CANCER RCDA recipients are:

Seed Grants

STOP CANCER Member Seed Grants of $25,000 each are funded by groups of donors who have selected a specific type of cancer research as their area of interest. Named Seed Grants are funded in full by individual STOP CANCER supporters.

Six 2017 STOP CANCER Seed Grants were awarded to JCCC researchers as follows:

STOP CANCER Member Seed Grant (Lung Cancer)
Brigitte Gomperts, M.D.

Jerry Janger Memorial Seed Grant
Tonye Jones, M.D.

Shirley McKernan & Joan Feldman Seed Grant
Gottfried Konecny, M.D.

STOP CANCER Member Seed Grant (Prostate & Testicular Cancer)
John Lee, M.D.

Barbara and Gary Luboff Mitzvah Fund Seed Grant
Dinesh Rao, M.D., Ph.D.

Cookie and Ron Markowitz Seed Grant
Maie St. John, M.D., Ph.D.

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