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The Foundation is currently working with four different research universities on promising drug, genome, and cellular
cancer treatments.
In 2016, 28,000 new cancer cases are projected to be diagnosed in Broward. The highest incidence rates are in breast (1,294), lung (1,160), prostate (1,135) and colorectal (847) cancers. Five in every 10 of these patients experience psychological distress and financial burden.
Broward has the 2nd highest rate of new cancer diagnosis in Florida. In 2015, approximately 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.
To support research and promising clinical trials on the most prevalent and deadliest cancers and provide financial support to cancer patients and their families.

Projects we will support must demonstrate impact as follows:
  • To support cancer research and clinical trials for Broward patients with a preference for Phase III clinical trials for those suffering from the deadliest and most prevalent cancers. (Phase III Research compares the use of new treatment with the current standard cancer treatment through clinical trials engaging a wide range of participants to ensure the result is valid. Phase III research holds the most promise to impact the lives of Broward’s cancer patients.)
  • Connect cancer patients and their families in need with organizations providing psychological/emotional support.
  • Provide temporary financial assistance as needed to patients and families affected by cancer to ease the financial stress caused by the disease.

Download grant cycles and eligibility document. If you are considering multi-year funding, please email Angelica Rosas at for the multi-year budget bundle.

The eligibility criteria:
Eligible applicants include:
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or County Agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • If applicable, organizations must have submitted required evaluation reports for all prior grants from the Foundation
  • Current grantees must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered

Cancel Cancer
Application Starts: November 7, 2016
Application Deadline: January 13, 2017
Grants Awarded: April 2017
Grant Range: Up to $100,000o

Eligibility and Multi-year bundle
Read about our Cancel Cancer support in Community Matters



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Florida International University, $75,000
Investigation of Novel Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer Research A continuation of this project, experts in cancer biology, DNA repair and drug screening will continue to explore new leads for drug treatments of prostate cancer. During the first year, a new screening method to identify DNA repair inhibitors were developed, the second year will utilize this screening to find out which FDA approved drugs are the most effective at inhibiting DNA repair in cancer cells.

Gilda’s Club of Broward County, $25,000
Touched by Cancer Support
Gilda's Club will provide 200 women support services and cancer education regarding the importance of early detection and screening for breast and lung cancer. This project will include workshops and programs such as meditation, spoken word and crafting to improve quality of life for individuals living with cancer, as well as specific LGBT women cancer networking groups to improve emotional well-being and encourage interaction among women with similar issues and concerns.

Holy Cross Hospital, $30,000
Cancer Research & Support
Holy Cross Hospital will offer cutting-edge new cancer therapies to 50-100 Broward patients who have not previously had access and thereby address their significant mortality rate. Holy Cross Hospital is partnering with Massachusetts General Hospital to offer SNaPshot molecular testing (a test for more than 50 well-known mutation sites in 14 key cancer genes) to ensure that all options are identified for patients, including research options. This project will also implement Clinical Trials Screening for every patient.

University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, $100,000o
Precision Medicine in Broward: Personalized Molecular Tests for Cancer Patients
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will provide state-of-the art molecular analysis of tumors from 70 metastatic Broward cancer patients to improve their clinical outcomes, identify therapeutic targets, and understand molecular differences in patients of various demographic backgrounds. Patients will continue to be enrolled in precision medical clinical trials or prescribed treatment with commercially available therapies that are paired with patients' molecular alteration. Success of this research will enable treatment to escalate to all cancer patients in Broward and beyond as doctors will have the ability to provide specific therapies appropriate for the patient and increase survival rate.

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