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.

2013 Grants
Tulane Cancer Center
Victoria Belancio, PhD
New Orleans, LA
Contributing to Lung Cancer in Vivo

2012 Grants
Rex Healthcare Foundation
Raleigh, NC
For digital mammography equipment on Rex Healthcare’s new Mobile Mammography Unit

University of Colorado Cancer Center
Virginia Borges, MD, MMSc and Pepper Schedin, PhD
Denver, CO
Prevention of postpartum, pregnancy-associated breast cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert C. Bast, MD
Houston, Texas
SPORE in Ovarian Cancer

2011 Grants
Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University
Chunyan He, ScD
Indianapolis, IN
Genetic Variants, microRNA Expression and Breast Cancer

2010 Grants
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD
Baltimore, MD
Facilitating Potent Breast Tumor Immunity by Antibody-Enhanced Vaccination

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Rajeshwar Rao Tekmal, PhD
San Antonio, TX
Novel Therapeutic Approach to overcome resistance to endocrine therapies of breast cancer

2009 Grants
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine
Michael J. Welch, PhD, and John-Stephen Taylor, PhD
St. Louis, MO
Targeted Nanoparticles Optimized for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

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