Giving to the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery
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Help Us Translate Discoveries into New Cancer Treatments

For many of the more than 1.9 million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year, hope comes from research. The mission of the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery is to fuel that hope. We are aggressively turning promising scientific discoveries into new, more effective options for patients.

As a leading research entity within the Rogel Cancer Center, the Forbes Institute leverages the strengths of faculty from across our top schools of medicine, nursing, public health, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, and more. We distribute grants fully funded by philanthropy to multidisciplinary teams that are pursuing:

  • Personalized immunotherapy
  • New drugs that target pancreatic, breast, and other cancers
  • New understanding of what drives the growth of cancerous tumors
  • The identification of biological targets for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

There’s much more. Your gift will drive breakthroughs in cancer research. Together, we can fuel cancer discovery and move toward cures. 

Giving Opportunities
Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery Fund
The Forbes Institute will encourage scientists across the university to undertake high-risk, high-reward initiatives with the potential to drive new advances in cancer research, fueling rapid development of innovative technology and new therapies.
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Partner With Us

We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

Amanda Smith Amanda Smith
Senior Associate Director