Changing the way cancer research gets done
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking movement to accelerate innovative cancer research that gets new therapies to patients quickly and saves lives now. Put simply, SU2C mandates collaboration among the best and the brightest to achieve patient benefits. Utilizing the assets of the entertainment industry in unique ways, SU2C is engaging Americans from sea to mountains, farms to cities and across all walks of life, as cancer affects each and every one of us, and therefore we all have a stake in this fight. Together, we can end cancer as we know it.
SU2C’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and scientific partner, the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research, have helped SU2C successfully create a model for cancer research, which we believe has demonstrated the impact of collaboration, influencing cancer research across the country and beyond. The focus is kept on patients and on the treatments that can benefit them today.
SU2C researchers compete against cancer to make the next discovery, rather than competing against each other to secure funding or publish the next paper. SU2C’s signature Dream Teams are focused on finding solutions that will benefit the patients who so desperately need them.
Why SU2C is Different
Distinctive Grant Funding Model
SU2C’s unique model, developed with the help of prominent cancer researchers, encourages collaboration and innovation through two new types of scientific grants.
Dream Team grants are awarded to multi-institutional groups of scientists who work collaboratively, rather than competitively, to develop new treatments quickly in order to save lives now. We know the power of a group of dream team athletes. These scientists give new meaning to the phrase ‘dream team.’ With their collective expertise, we are truly making strides in the fight against cancer.
Innovative Research Grants support groundbreaking cancer research projects that are high-risk but could also be high-impact, and have the potential to significantly affect patient care. We like to think of these ‘young’ researchers as a garage band of scientists. They show profound promise that could lead to extraordinary breakthroughs in research.
SU2C by the numbers:
- 101 Team Science Awards
- 47 grants to individual early-career researchers
- Over 1600 Scientists
- Across 180 institutions
What does this mean? Over 180 clinical trials involving more than 12,000 patients who have participated in clinical trials supported by SU2C!