The V Foundation Awards $25 Million to Help Achieve Victory Over Cancer

Monday, January 28, 2019
In 2018, the V Foundation awarded $25 million for cutting-edge cancer research.
The grants awarded in 2018 breakdown as follows:
  • 28 V Scholar Grants - $200,000, two-year commitments, providing the most promising researchers a competitive edge to earn additional funding from other sources. 
  • 17 Translational Grants - $600,000 over three years to bring cancer research from the bench to the bedside
  • 26 Designated Grants – supports basic or translational research, the size and duration vary widely and have ranged from $50,000 to over $1 million
  • 9 Grants were awarded within the Robin Roberts Survivorship Fund, translational in nature and seek to improve the lives of cancer survivors through research to avoid or minimize toxicities from current cancer treatments that negatively impact a survivor’s ability to thrive.
 Russell Ryan, M.D., University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, was the recipient of the 2018 Abeloff V Scholar Grant, which is the highest-rated proposal evaluated by the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee.  

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