2015 marked our nineteenth year of fund raising in the Houston area. We awarded ten cancer research grants with a total funding of $707,300 (including matching funds).

In March 2016 we held our annual Beneficiary Luncheon and presented awards to researchers from five local institutions.

The ten research projects, listed by title and organization, address a variety of cancers:pancreatic, liver, ovarian, retinoblastoma, glioblastoma, osteosarcoma, breast, and prostate as well as approaches to immunotherapy.


(Awarded at luncheon March 4, 2016)

Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation

  Lead Researcher: Yicheng (Helen) Wang, Ph.D. 

  Lead Researcher: John Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., Ivone Bruno, M.D., Ph.D.

Texas Children’s Hospital

  Lead Researcher: Richard L. Hurwitz, M.D.

  Lead Researcher: Xiao-Nan Li, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Houston

  Lead Researcher: Daniel E. Frigo, Ph.D.

  Lead Researcher: Chin-Yo Lin, Ph.D.

Baylor College of Medicine

  Lead Researcher: Matthew Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lead Researchers:  Douglas Harrison, M.D., Cindy L Schwartz, M.D., MPh

  Lead Researcher: Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.

Prostate Cancer Foundation

  Lead Researcher:  Dr. Michael Ittmann, M.D.