Early-career investigators are often discouraged from focusing on gastric cancer because funding is scarce. The Ben Feinstein Memorial Research Scholar Award provides 3-year grants of $100,000 per year to outstanding scholars. This multi-year support enables young scientists to build portfolios of work that lead to expanded funding for their investigations. Our scholars have successfully secured large grant commitments from the National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense.
The foundation provides seed funding to launch projects at centers of research excellence across the country. This early support – which is often most difficult to secure – enables investigators to generate enough preliminary data to submit compelling and competitive applications for much larger grants to continue their studies.
The foundation launched the Gastric Cancer Registry as a resource to integrate clinical and genomic information from individuals who have been diagnosed with gastric cancer and others who may be at heightened risk for the disease. The registry at Stanford School of Medicine contains risk factor and treatment data, along with highly sophisticated tumor profiling. Researchers everywhere now have free access to comprehensive tumor data through the Genome Explorer, a searchable web-based interface.
Findings from foundation-funded studies are peer-reviewed and published in respected medical and scientific journals. Access our growing library of research papers.
Case Western Reserve University
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Michigan
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington University, St. Louis
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