Since the inception of the Anal Cancer Foundation, we have placed scientific advancement for HPV-related cancers at the heart of our efforts.
To continue this central aim, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF) in a $1.2M grant for HPV-related cancer research. With the combined resources of these three organizations, and by utilizing Stand Up to Cancer’s out-of-the-box, team-oriented model, we hope to expedite the delivery of new HPV-related therapies to patients.
We are excited to work with other innovative organizations who share our sense of urgency about fostering and nurturing new ideas that benefit the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from HPV-related cancer globally every year. HPV is responsible for 5% of all cancers, including many cases of anal, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile and oropharyngeal cancers.
FFF will commit $1M and the Anal Cancer Foundation will commit $200,000 over 3 years to fund a research project that addresses critical problems in HPV-related cancers. The SU2C-Farrah Fawcett Foundation Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Translational Research Team Grant will be awarded to a scientific proposal seeking to deliver near-term patient benefit through a multidisciplinary research team.
A Joint Scientific Advisory Committee composed of highly-accomplished, senior laboratory researchers and physician-scientists, as well as advocates is currently reviewing proposals. Potential research areas may include: new promising treatment modalities; molecular mechanisms by which HPV causes cancer to develop and metastasize; development of a new generation of targeted treatments or improved or novel methods of either diagnosing HPV-related cancers or monitoring the effects of treatment. The grant winners will be announced in Spring 2014.
About the Anal Cancer Foundation
The Anal Cancer Foundation is dedicated to empowering anal cancer patients and accelerating prevention and research methods that eliminate anal cancer and the virus that causes the majority of cases, HPV. The Anal Cancer Foundation was founded in 2010 by three siblings after the loss of their mother to stage IV anal cancer.
About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease.
About the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
The mission of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation is to provide funding for cutting edge cancer research, to support prevention and awareness, and to help those struggling with cancer today. Farrah Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She established the Foundation before her death in 2009.
About the American Association for Cancer Research
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the AACR and a Scientific Advisory Committee conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.