The 2015 Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim raised more than $350,000 for cell and gene therapy research. On Saturday, June 27th, 2015, more than 250 swimmers, countless boaters, sponsors and volunteers showed their enthusiastic support for ACGT-funded breakthrough cancer research. In its 9th year supporting ACGT, swimmers and volunteers from ages six to 82 participated.
Read more about Swim Across America and the research funded by the proceeds of the event.
LEGISLATION COULD MEAN MORE PRECISE CANCER CARE
The Precision Medicine Initiative, part of the 21st Century Cures Act [HR 6] holds the promise for more government funding of molecular-based research. This Bill will be moving into the Senate for confirmation in the Fall.
Press lawmakers to make funding medical research for cancer treatment a priority. Join ACGT on
September 16 - 17 in Washington, DC for the 2015 Rally for Medical Research. We need you to get involved.
NEW MEMBERS JOIN ACGT'S SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
Under the new chairmanship of Dr. Joseph Glorioso, Drs. Bell, Chiocca, Finer and Vignali have joined the ACGT Scientific Advisory Council.
ACGT is accepting applications for the
2015 Investigator's Award in Clinical Translation of Cell and Gene Therapy for Sarcoma. Abstracts are due October 26, 2015. The Wendy Walk/ACGT Sarcoma Research Grant is specifically for those conducting cell and gene therapy research for sarcoma. View the full program guidelines.
ACGT FELLOWS SPEAK ABOUT PROGRESS
ACGT research fellows, Drs. Michel Sadelain and Carl June, gave inspired presentations about the advances in cell and gene therapies for cancer at recent conferences in New Orleans and Philadelphia. What are the experts saying?
SUPPORTERS OF CELL & GENE THERAPY CANCER RESEARCH
A special thanks to our most recent and continuing supporters - we cannot fund research that leads to clinical trials and breakthrough cancer therapies without you.
Thomas E Armstrong
Rob F Cashel
James and Victoria Chang
Joanne Delle Cave
Robert S. Fields
Ronald P Genuario
Pam & Bob Goergen
Arline & Richy Diamant Gold
Mr. and Mrs. William Hart Jr.
H. Steven Kanofsky
Chau Q. Khuong
Carol A. Klimek
Kenneth & Jodi Levine
Martrevus De-Vaughn Lewis
Ernest and Joan Liu
Sheila E Martin
Thomas L Martin
Barbara & Timothy McCluskey
Lorraine N Reiss
A. Gloria Ricco
Leonardo P. Rizzuto
Donna and Scott Tagliarino
Larry and Edna R. Ter Molen
Virginia D. Thomas
Karen and Doug Thomson
Karl Von Batsch
Austin James Warrin
The Wasily Family Foundation
Judith E. Weber
Richard and Mary Weinstock
Barbara B. Zwick
AMAZON SMILES ON ACGT
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ACGT is the only non-profit organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to funding cell and gene therapies for cancer. Since its founding in 2001, ACGT has awarded 46 grants of over $25 million in North America, and continues to be a catalyst for cell and gene therapy research.
100% of all donations are used to support ACGT research grants and studies in cell and gene therapies for cancer.
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