Where the $$$ Goes

Statement from:

Mark Israel, M.D.
Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Distinguished Chair in Cancer                              
Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center  
Professor of Pediatrics and of Genetics

Philanthropic dollars are critically important for our ability to fight cancer. This year we plan to focus on several areas of investigation: tumor immunology, molecular epidemiology, prevention (screening and behavioral change), experimental therapeutics, early phase clinical trials, and personalized medicine.  These areas are not new, but it makes sense to concentrate our efforts to have the greatest impact possible (bringing research into patient treatment) as quickly as possible.

We will continue to fund Prouty Pilot Project grants, which are an outstanding way to move our science forward; nursing education, which keeps our nurses abreast of best practices; and the all-important patient support services, which ease the path of our cancer patients and their families.

If I could, I would personally thank every single participant, volunteer, sponsor, and donor for helping to make The Prouty the wonderful event it has become.  We are so grateful for all of the effort you put into raising money for our fight against cancer. Research conducted here has helped change the way medicine is practiced. With your help we will continue to lead the way.

Research pie chart

For descriptions of the pie chart allocations above, click here.

For details click on: Research and Patient Services listed on the left hand dropdown. Read more about the research being conducted at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, click here.