Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Organization Overview


The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides exceptional early career scientists with funding to pursue innovative ideas in cancer treatment, prevention, and diagnosis. Damon Runyon funds a broad spectrum of basic and translational research relevant to all forms of cancer through its prestigious scientific award programs: the Damon Runyon Fellowship and Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Awards for exceptional postdoctoral fellows, the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award for new independent researchers with bold ideas that have the potential to transform cancer prevention and treatment, and the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for early career physician-scientists committed to moving scientific discoveries from the lab to patients. Since its founding in 1946, Damon Runyon has invested nearly $275 million in cancer research and funded more than 3,420 scientists, including 12 Nobel Laureates.