Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
On April 21, 2011, Kure It, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding kidney and other cancer research, presented a check to Dr. Robert Figlin of Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The gift of $50,000.00 represents the final payment on a $100,000.00 grant awarded in December 2010 to support Dr. Figlin’s continued research into understanding the biology of kidney and lung cancers. His efforts have already resulted in the development of novel anticancer drugs without the toxicities associated with standard treatment therapies.
Dr. Figlin appreciates the support of Kure It and its founder, stating “Barry Hoeven and his family, along with the supporters of Kure It, have offered me the opportunity to develop collaborations with other scientists, which we have been able to leverage on behalf of new strategies to treat kidney cancer and other cancers. These funds help us develop the preliminary data that can compete successfully for federal and industry funding, making these funds an incubator for people coming together to ask important questions relative to these diseases.”
Dr. Figlin is the Associate Director of the Academic Development Program and Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
Kure It and Cedars-Sinai have partnered since 2010. Through this partnership, Kure It hopes to fund breakthroughs in kidney cancer research, which will in turn offer insights in the research and treatment of other cancers.
About Kure It
Kure It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for cancer research specialists conducting innovative projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney and other cancers. Founded by Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with kidney cancer, Kure It currently supports research being done at Cedars-Sinai and City of Hope.
Cedars-Sinai, the largest nonprofit, private medical center in the Western United States, has been committed to meeting the health needs of the community for more than 100 years.