Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards over $3.6 million to nine top clinical investigators
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New York, NY (July 6, 2018) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named six new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators at its spring 2018 Clinical Investigator Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious three-year award are outstanding early career physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research at major research centers under the mentorship of the nation’s leading scientists and clinicians. Each will receive $450,000 to support the development of his/her cancer research program.

The Foundation also awarded Continuation Grants to three Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators. Each award will provide an additional two years of funding totaling $300,000. The Continuation Grant is designed to support Clinical Investigators who are approaching the end of their original awards and need extra time and funding to complete a promising avenue of research or initiate/continue a clinical trial. This program is possible through the generous support of the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation.

“The quality of research proposed by our new Clinical Investigators is exceptionally strong, and we are thrilled to be able to continue our proud tradition of funding outstanding early career physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research,” said Yung S. Lie, PhD, Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer at Damon Runyon. “We are helping to launch the

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