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A Little Interruption

While this time of year is normally known as the countdown to Selection Sunday- we interrupt this college basketball season for a week of the NBA. For one week- the NBA, ESPN, The V Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Hospital are coming together to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research. Through March 4, you can donate to the promotion here. The V Foundation funds three different types of grants: V Scholar, Translational and Designated grants. In the past The V Foundation has awarded $2.1 million dollars in V Scholar and Translational grants to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in […]

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Investing in our Future: Myth or Fact?

We polled the staff of The V Foundation to see what the most common myths were…here’s the top five! The answers were written by our Communications Intern, Kaylon Kirk. MYTH: The V Foundation is a large organization with hundreds of  employees, located all over the country. FACT: Perhaps the most common misconception about The V Foundation is that we have hundreds of staff and multiple offices.  Believe it or not, we do what we do with only 16 employees out of our office in Cary, North Carolina. “A lot of people think we are a big foundation with a huge […]

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How will you help? 2012 Corporate Video

If you had told my dad when I was in high school that I would end up in communications, I don’t think he would believe you. I loved numbers. I was great with numbers. I used to beg for him to teach me my multiplication tables and insist that he quizzed me on the way to dance class.  I still love numbers and looking at things in a numerical format. That’s why, for today’s blog about our corporate video- I’m going to give it to you in numbers. 5 numbers to be exact. 469. The amount of grants we have […]

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Grateful Grants: Dr. Andrea Richardson

The V Foundation blog plans to spotlight different V Scholar Grant, Translational Grant and Designated Grant recipients in a monthly series called Grateful Grants. This month we are going to talk about one amazing scientist who is making a difference in a particular type of breast cancer research.   Dr. Andrea Richardson, who received a 2008 Translational Grant from The V Foundation, is leading a lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her lab has made advancements in breast cancer therapy techniques. The therapy has proven results in shrinking tumors in triple-negative breast cancer patients. Now, some of you might be asking yourself, […]

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Movie Stars in Their Own Right

Doctors Johanna Joyce, Michel Sadelain and Minkui Luo may not be movie stars, but they will be making an on screen appearance in The V Foundation’s 2012-2013 corporate video. The three researchers work in labs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and are in the process of making impressive developments in cancer research Dr. Joyce, photographed to the left, received a V Scholar Grant in 2005 and she’s currently studying how tumor cells grow and spread.  Her lab is primarily focused on this complex process in brain tumors. Joyce said The V Foundation’s support gave her the confidence and recognition she […]

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Continued Success

Because the scientists we help fund are always working to develop the latest and greatest breakthroughs in cancer research, we want to brag about them a little bit. These are just some of the success-story makers who are working tirelessly to find a cure for the disease that affects so many… Dr. Neil Spector, who received a V Scholar Grant in 1996, is now an oncologist at the Duke Cancer Institute and he’s helping the campus bridge the gap between research in the lab and treatment in the clinic. By focusing on physician-scientist training and added research training in medical […]

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