Kure It to Grant $600,000 for Cancer Research Projects in 2012

It is with sincere gratitude to our supporters that Kure It announces the granting of $600,000.00 in 2012. The funds will cover a two year period, and will support researchers conducting innovative, groundbreaking research in the areas of kidney cancer and other underfunded malignancies.

Dr. George Thomas of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) has been awarded a grant for $100,000.00 for his work in renal cell carcinoma, more commonly known as kidney cancer. As a national leader in translational research, OHSU is well-known for its ability to turn discoveries into treatments. To read more about the groundbreaking work of Dr. George Thomas and the Knight Institute at OHSU please Click HERE  . To read more about Dr. Thomas’ project, please Click HERE .http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/providers/thomasge.cfm?fromsearch=1

Kure It partnered with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to award $250,000.00 each to two projects chosen by an expert panel assembled by the AACR. After receiving 44 high caliber proposals, the panel has selected two of the most promising projects. Dr. William Kim is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. James Mier is from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Check back soon on our Current Research page, as we will be adding bias, photos, and project descriptions for our newest Kure It researchers.