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The visionary structure of the Institute, as well as the generous support of the Robert A. and Renee E. Belfer Foundation and the institute’s donors, enable the Belfer Institute to integrate its scientific teams, access cancer models and leverage a broad range of leading edge research capabilities, giving the Institute a direct line of sight from the cancer genome to patient treatment.

The following donors have generously supported the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science by making gifts totaling $100,000 or more.


Aid for Cancer Research

The Arthur & Rochelle Belfer Foundation, Inc.

The Robert A. & Renée E. Belfer Family Foundation

Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

Mary E. Davis

Expect Miracles Foundation

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

Marion Huber Trust

The Estate of Lily I. Jutila

Geraldine C. & Bennett S. LeBow

Mutual Funds Against Cancer Golf Classic

The Smolokowski Family

denotes deceased individuals

In the News

Poster presentation, PDx Platform of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer, at the 2014 AACR General Meeting in San Diego by Sangeetha Palakurthi PhD, Head of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology.

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Oral presentation, Serial monitoring of EGFR mutations in plasma NSCLC patients by ddPCR, at the 2014 AACR General Meeting in San Diego by Cloud Paweletz PhD, Head of Translational Research Lab.

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Findings from the Translational Research Lab within the Belfer Institute demonstrate that circulating DNA from non-invasive plasma samples is a promising biomarker to monitor response and predict resistance in the clinic.

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Belfer scientists collaborate with W. Kaelin MD , to demonstrate that the Ikaros family of transcription factors are key downstream mediators of the efficacy of thalidomide-like drugs.

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Pioneering study from the lab of Kwok Wong MD PhD, demonstrating that specific tumor mutations can drive immune escape, which has significant implications for the clinical development of immunomodulatory agents.

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