2016 marked the 20th year  of funding cancer research for Golfers Against Cancer. We awarded six research grants totaling $240,000 during the 2016 fiscal year.  These grants attracted matching funds of $215,000. When combined, GAC research grants and matching funds for the past year totaled over $455,000.

In April we held our annual Beneficiary Luncheon where the awards were made.

The six research projects, listed by title and primary researchers are shown below.

Baylor College of Medicine

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Dr.  Bryan Burt

Houston Methodist Hospital

From Local Delivery to Systemic Immune Activation

Dr.  Brian Butler

Dr. Haifa Shen,

Dr. Alessandro Grattoni

University of Houston

Targeting Liver X Receptors in Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Chin-Yo Lin

Dr. Shaun Zhang

Texas Children’s Hospital Foundation

Identification of Novel Molecular Receptors in Rare Pediatric Solid Tumor

Dr. Will Parsons

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Personalized Glioblastoma

Dr. Kenna Shaw

Dr. Therese Bevers

Dr.  Tiffany Hodges

Prostate Cancer Foundation


Dr. Michael Ittmann