Stand Up To Cancer grants encourage 'innovation in collaboration'
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IMAGE: Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., (fourth from left) with scientists named as recipients of the 2018 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards. Left… view more 

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Credit: Photo by ©AACR/Todd Buchanan 2018

PHILADELPHIA – March 28, 2018 – To strengthen collaboration among scientists conducting cancer research, Stand Up To Cancer is awarding $1.25 million to five teams with members already within the SU2C research community to help them reach further across institutional and national lines to collaborate closely on new research projects, the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced today.

The projects receiving funding were proposed during the SU2C Scientific Summit in late January in Santa Monica, California, and were selected “on the spot” by a board of experts, based on 250-word preliminary proposals. These tentative selections were subjected to a more thorough review and have now been fully approved by SU2C.

“The Sharp Awards process, from selection through approval and funding, takes only a few weeks, which is the speed of light in the world of scientific research,” said William G. Nelson, MD, PhD, director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, who serves as vice chair of the SU2C

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