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UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $700,000 gift

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UCLA 2018 Stop Cancer Awardees
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

UCLA 2018 Stop Cancer Awardees

UCLA will receive a $700,000 gift from Stop Cancer in support of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and its researchers, providing critical funds to advance the university’s efforts in cancer research, education and treatment.

The gift represents a portion of the remaining assets of Stop Cancer, which will be distributed equally between UCLA, USC and City of Hope. After fulfilling this commitment the organization will cease operations.

The gift was announced at the 26th annual Educational Forum and Research Awards Dinner on Jan. 22, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. The event honored 31 cancer researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and City of Hope.

“The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is extremely grateful for the tireless efforts of Stop Cancer over the past 30 years, and its invaluable commitment to supporting the efforts of cancer researchers at UCLA,” said Dr. Michael Teitell, director of the cancer center, and physician and chief of pediatric pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “We are extraordinarily proud of our longstanding partnership with the organization, its members and supporters, and thank them for joining with us to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families.”

Presenters at the event included Sherry Lansing who, along with Dr. Armand Hammer, founded Stop Cancer in 1988 to provide seed money to young cancer investigators at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and City of Hope. In its history, the organization has funded 253 investigators with 309 grants representing a value of $76 million.

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