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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund - Damon Runyon Scientist Training Award

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Established in 1947 in NY.

Founded in the name of the late Damon Runyon by the late Walter Winchell, who was a newspaper and radio commentator. Runyon was a noted author/playwright, best known for his short stories detailing Broadway in New York City during the Prohibition era. Winchell was notably known for inventing the gossip column.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

medical research

LIMITATIONS

Giving on a national basis.

FINANCIAL DATA

Year ended 2013-06-30

Assets: $123,856,034 (market value)

Gifts received: $13,150,977

Expenditures: $16,017,503

Total giving: $12,346,441

Qualifying distributions: N/A

Giving activities include:

$12,346,441 for grants to individuals

SELECTED GRANTS

$100,000 Arash Ash Alizadeh, MD, PhD
"Targeting the malignant reprograming of early hematopoietic progenitors to mature aggressive human B-cell lymphomas" with Ronald Levy, MD, at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

$100,000 Joshua Brody, MD
"Flt3L-primed 'in situ' vaccination for low-grade lymphoma-Phase I/II study of intratumoral injection of rhuFlt3L and poly-ICLC with low-dose radiotherapy [NCT01976585]" with Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD, and Miriam Merad, MD, PhD, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York, New York

$100,000 Lihua E. Budde, MD, PhD
The Jake Wetchler Foundation for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research Clinical Investigator
"Targeting CD123 using chimeric antigen receptor T cells for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia" with Stephen J. Forman, MD, FACP, at City of Hope, Duarte, California