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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund - Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open


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.


cancer research


Giving on a national basis.


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

Giving activities include:

$12,346,441 for grants to individuals


$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