Research & Grants

Research and Grants

Kay Yow Cancer Fund Research Grants
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against cancers affecting women through raising money for scientific research, research for the development of life-enhancing drugs and clinical studies; assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause.

In partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research and its Scientific Advisory Board, grants are selected through a highly competitive process. Only meritorious grants are funded. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards the following types of grants: Designated Grants, Women’s Final Four Grants, Community Research Grants and Community Assistance Grants.

Grants are awarded as funding is available and after a comprehensive review of Kay Yow Cancer Fund Research Grant Committee, in collaboration with The V Foundation for Cancer Research Scientific Advisory Board.

2015 Grants

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL – $1,250,000
OVARIAN CANCER 
Personalizing  care for the aging women’s population

2014 Grants

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR – $100,000
BREAST CANCER
The $100,000 grant was awarded to the Knight Cancer Institute to continue research on the potential effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as ibuprofen or aspirin, in the prevention of metastasis of breast cancer in young women.

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC - $1 MILLION
BREAST CANCER
The $1 million research grant was awarded to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct a Phase II, four-year controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a physical activity intervention program on biomarkers of aging and body composition among breast cancer survivors, age 65 and older, who are receiving adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The research project will be conducted as a national, multi-site collaboration with the Cancer and Aging Research Group, UNC Hospitals, affiliated community clinics and the Alliance for Clinical Trials and Oncology.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN – $100,000
OVARIAN CANCER

Rex Healthcare Foundation, Raleigh, NC – $115,000
SERVING THE UNDER-SERVED
Digital Mammography Equipment on Rex Healthcare’s Second Mobile Mammography Unit

2013 Grants

Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA  - $100,000
LUNG CANCER
Contributing to Lung Cancer

2012 Grants

Rex Healthcare Foundation, Raleigh, NC –  $115,000
SERVING THE UNDER-SERVED
Digital Mammography Equipment on Rex Healthcare’s New Mobile Mammography Unit

University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, CO – $100,000
BREAST CANCER
Prevention of Postpartum, Pregnancy-associated Breast Cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX –  $1 MILLION
OVARIAN CANCER 
SPORE in Ovarian Cancer

2011 Grants

Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center at Indiana UniversityIndianapolis, IN – $100,000
BREAST CANCER
Genetic Variants, microRNA Expression and Breast Cancer

2010 Grants

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD –  $1 MILLION
BREAST CANCER
Facilitating Potent Breast Tumor Immunity by Antibody-Enhanced Vaccination

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX – $100,000
BREAST CANCER
Novel Therapeutic Approach to Overcome Resistance to Endocrine Therapies of Breast Cancer

2009 Grants

Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO $100,000
BREAST CANCER
Targeted Nanoparticles Optimized for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

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