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Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

SBP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded four Padres Pedal the Cause (PPTC) collaborative grants with UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The projects funded include research to help understand cancer and find novel therapies that exploit its vulnerabilities. The awards are part of the $2.4 million raised in the November 2017 cycling event–the largest annual contribution in the five-year history of the organization.

“We are fortunate to have such a strong relationship with Pedal the Cause and the participating clinicians and researchers at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, says Garth Powis, D.Phil., director of SBP’s NCI-designated Cancer Center. “These resources support important cancer projects that will provide new insights into developing drugs and treatments designed to attack and hopefully kill cancer.”

In November 2017, more than 1,500 riders; and hundreds of volunteers, donors and sponsors, took part in the cycling event. SBP volunteers hosted a water station for riders during the event, and many riders stopped to take fun photos in front of the bright-orange SBP logo.

SBP’s funded projects are listed below:

Understanding and Targeting NRF2 in Pancreatic


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