Scripps Cancer Center Meets Grant Challenge
The Scripps Cancer Centerwhich unites the efforts of
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Scripps Health
and Scripps Clinic systemhas announced its Planning
and Development Council has met a $150,000 grant challenge
from the Donald C. and Elizabeth Dickinson Foundation by raising
an additional $150,000.
The $300,000 total is targeted for the establishment of a
research program to facilitate the development of new cancer
drugs from their beginnings in the laboratory to their final
approval for use by cancer patients.
"This is a critical part of the effort to maximize interactions
between bench research at TSRI and potential applications
to patients with cancer," says Chair of the Scripps Cancer
Center Board of Governors Ernest Beutler, who is also chair
of TSRI's Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine.
The center's director, Alan Saven, who is head of the Division
of Hematology and Oncology and chief of the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Service at Scripps Clinic, adds: "The emphasis of The Scripps
Cancer Center is to promote bench-to-bedside research, harnessing
the basic research accomplishments of TSRI and the excellence
in Scripps clinical cancer care. These funds make this possible."
A total of more than $5 million has been committed to the
cancer center by donors.
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TSRI investigator Ernest Beutler is
chair of the Scripps Cancer Center Board of Governors. (Photo
by Mark Dastrup)
Alan Saven, head of the Division of
Hematology and Oncology and chief of the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Service at Scripps Clinic, directs the cancer center.
(Photo courtesy of Dr. Saven)