The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center is proud to host a team of runners in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1. In addition to running 26.2 miles in honor of cancer patients and their families, members of Team Rogel have committed to raising critical funds for cancer research.
As a top ranked hospital system in the country, Michigan Medicine and the Rogel Cancer Center are leading efforts to generate new cancer research discoveries and to advance the findings to improve cancer prevention and treatment, in pursuit of the goal of improving the lives of patients and families impacted by cancer in Michigan, across the nation, and around the world.
The Fund for Discovery was created in 1991 to support research at its earliest stages, paving the way for investigators to pursue innovative and high impact research. With an emphasis on team science and collaboration across disciplines, the focus is on research projects that address the complexities of cancer from different perspectives and disciplines in order to expedite progress.
Each potential research project undergoes extensive and rigorous scientific review by expert reviewers and the Rogel Cancer Center Senior Leadership Committee. The leveraging effect of support through the Fund for Discovery cannot be overstated, as many projects go on to garner strong external funding and yield findings that advance our efforts to improve outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.
Our investigators are among the most successful in the country in competing for national grants to fund their work, and to date, every dollar of seed money distributed by the Fund for Discovery has generated roughly 8 to 10 dollars in subsequent federal funding.
By supporting your favorite runner by giving to the Fund for Discovery , you can continue to advance research that has the greatest potential to more effectively prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer -- providing hope for patients who receive their care at U-M and countless others who benefit from the major discoveries made in our laboratories.
Thank you for your support of Team Rogel and the Rogel Cancer Center.