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Project Cure CRC

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Hope for today's patients

With bold and urgent action, Project Cure CRC seeks to cultivate breakthroughs in colorectal cancer diagnosis, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship. The project will ignite innovative treatments to end colorectal cancer now. 

Researcher brainstorming ideas for ways to end colorectal cancer at the Cure CRC Summit

Request for Proposals

Project Cure CRC has announced a rolling Request for Proposals (RFP), making available tens of millions of dollars to academic and industry researchers whose work aims to expedite colorectal cancer research to a curable science. Download the RFP for details, apply at ProposalCentral starting March 1, and attend an overview webinar March 5 for even more information.

Project No. 1

The first $1.6 million of the substantially larger investment is funding research by Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Kalluri aims to develop urgently needed therapeutic options for the 96% of colorectal cancer patients with microsatellite stable (MSS) disease.
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Cure CRC Summit

In December 2023, the Cure CRC Summit welcomed more than 100 prominent scientists to foster partnerships that will challenge the status quo of colorectal therapies and discover new trajectories toward a cure.

Project Cure CRC Co-Chairs

Michael Sapienza
CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Katie Chudnovsky
Board Member, Colorectal Cancer Alliance 
 

Alliance Project Lead

David Fenstermacher, PhD
Senior Director of Research and Medical Affairs, Colorectal Cancer Alliance 

Scientific Co-Chairs

John Marshall, MD
Georgetown University

Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Christopher Lieu, MD
University of Colorado Cancer Center
 

Patient Advocate Co-Chair

John Woerner
mCRC Survivor and Board Member, Colorectal Cancer Alliance 

Grant Review Committee

J. Randolph Hecht, MD
UCLA Health

Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Christopher Lieu, MD
University of Colorado Cancer Center

John Marshall, MD
Georgetown University

Alan P. Venook, MD
UCSF Health

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Launches Project Cure CRC

Support the project

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance invites the public, corporations, foundations, and philanthropic individuals to join us by contributing to Project Cure CRC.

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