Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer. Less than 5 percent of patients diagnosed with this cancer type will survive for five years or more. Glioblastoma is notoriously difficult to treat, and new avenues for diagnosis and treatment are...
AACR grantee Yi Fan, PhD, shared how flexible funding from an AACR Judah Folkman Career Development Award allowed him to explore an unconventional angle of anti-vascular therapy; namely, targeting genetic endothelial transformation, to fight the deadliest of brain cancers.
A world-renowned physician-scientist in the field of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, offers to share the impact of two AACR-supported research grants on her career and research.
With a little help from the AACR, a fascination with cancer-associated viruses has turned into a successful career in research for Blossom Damania, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – a career that has gone global with research projects on four continents.
Kimberly Kelly, PhD, the CEO of a biotech startup called ZielBio, received an AACR-PanCAN Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research as one of the first grants of her independent academic career. The value of the grant, she says, is more than the money.
The AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent the AACR’s flagship funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. 2017 NextGen grantee, Hani Goodarzi, PhD, shares the impact of this grant on his career and on metastasis research, especially in colorectal cancer.
The AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants represent a joint effort to promote and support innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells. 2020 grant recipient Carsten Hagemann, PhD, shares his perspectives on the myriad benefits of the grant.