Salk Institute researchers win five competitive grants for cancer research

IMAGE: Padres Pedal the Cause raised $2.4 million for cancer research in November 2017 and funded 11 new collaborative cancer research projects through its Discovery Grant program in June 2018. Grant… view more 

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LA JOLLA–(June 26, 2018) Salk Institute scientists Ronald Evans, Diana Hargreaves, Tony Hunter, Graham McVicker and Geoffrey Wahl are among the first wave of researchers to receive funding from Padres Pedal the Cause, one of one of the largest stand-alone cancer fundraising events in San Diego. The nonprofit raised $2.4 million for cancer research in November 2017, thanks to the efforts of more than 3,000 bicycle riders, sponsors, volunteers and donors.

Pedal the Cause awards millions of dollars each year via its Discovery Grants program to cross-institutional teams of physicians and scientists from San Diego’s best cancer institutions, including the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Rady Children’s Hospital.

“The Padres Pedal the Cause Discovery Grants are opening the door to critically needed research,” say Professors Geoffrey Wahl of Salk and Frank Furnari of UC San Diego, who are leading a 2018 Discovery Grant together. “This funding


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