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Research Funding Impact

Since 1993, the AACR has awarded more than $540 million in grants to fund meritorious research projects across the spectrum of cancer science, including basic, translational, and clinical research. See how the AACR grants program has contributed to the AACR's mission.

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Dr. Fariba Behbod shares how AACR grant support impacted her research on DCIS

Dr. Fariba Behbod shares how AACR grant support impacted her research on DCIS

AACR Special Conference “Rethinking DCIS: An Opportunity for Prevention” Plenary Session Speaker Fariba Behbod, Pharm D, PhD, received the AACR-Breast Cancer Research Foundation for Translational Breast Cancer Research award in 2014, when she was an Assistant Professor at the Kansas University Medical Center Research Institute. Now a Full Professor, she speaks on the impact of the AACR grant on her research and career.

Bosarge Family Foundation-Waun Ki Hong Scholar Identifies a Novel Target to Mitigate Chemobrain

Bosarge Family Foundation-Waun Ki Hong Scholar Identifies a Novel Target to Mitigate Chemobrain

Chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI), also known as chemobrain, can affect up to 75% of patients during treatment. Recipient of the 2019 The Bosarge Family Foundation-Waun Ki Hong Scholar Award for Regenerative Cancer Medicine Alfredo Oliveros, PhD, and his colleagues showed that inhibiting adenosine A2A receptor signaling can prevent cisplatin-induced cognitive impairment.