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
$250,000 – Ovarian Cancer (specifically- treatment in the aging women’s population)

2014 Grants
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
$100,000 – Young Women’s Breast Cancer Research

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC
$1 Million – Cancer Treatment in the Aging Women’s Population

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

Rex Healthcare Foundation
Raleigh, NC
$115,000 – Digital mammography equipment on Rex Healthcare’s second Mobile Mammography Unit

2013 Grants
Tulane Cancer Center
New Orleans, LA
$100,000 – Contributing to Lung Cancer

2012 Grants
Rex Healthcare Foundation
Raleigh, NC
$115,000 – Digital mammography equipment on Rex Healthcare’s new Mobile Mammography Unit

University of Colorado Cancer Center
Denver, CO
$100,000 – Prevention of postpartum, pregnancy-associated breast cancer

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

2011 Grants
Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
$100,000 – Genetic Variants, microRNA Expression and Breast Cancer

2010 Grants
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
$1 Million – Facilitating Potent Breast Tumor Immunity by Antibody-Enhanced Vaccination

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
$100,000 – Novel Therapeutic Approach to overcome resistance to endocrine therapies of breast cancer

2009 Grants
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine
$100,000 – Targeted Nanoparticles Optimized for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

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