Why You Should Donate to Cancer Research
When you donate to cancer research through CR&T, you directly support cancer patients and the leading physician-scientists working to discover and apply new treatments for blood malignancies and other types of common cancers.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2014, while nearly 600,000 Americans will die of cancer in 2014. Although cancer death rates are on the decline since the 1991 due to significant strides in medical research, we still have a long way to go in improving treatments and the quality of life for cancer patients.
Donate to Cancer Research and Make an Impact
CR&T has been funding the most innovative and promising cancer research projects for more than four decades. Led by an elite medical advisory board, CR&T bridges the gap between laboratory and the bedsides by delivering to patients the latest and most effective treatments quickly. When you donate to cancer research, initiatives led by CR&T will help advance the treatment of blood malignancies and other common solid tissue cancers.
We operate on the concept that advances in the understanding of blood cancers, we will provide the key for unlocking the puzzle of other cancers leading to their treatment and a cure for an array of other cancers. This is why we focus on funding studies and research that address a range of rare blood cancers and common solid tissue cancers, such as:
- Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including polythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), myelofibrosis (MF) and chronic myeloid leukemia
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
In the last 15 years, we have contributed more than $12 million for research grants to physician-scientists for groundbreaking studies in a variety of cancers. In addition we have provided funding for the establishment of the Richard T. Silver MD Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, which was dedicated in February 2014.
How to Donate to Cancer Research
The generosity and support of our donors enables us to fund promising projects which advance the treatment of cancer. With your support, we have funded breakthrough discoveries, such as:
- New chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Developed the use of interferon alfa to treat polycythemia vera and other myeloproliferative neoplasms
- New breast cancer treatment medications
- Uncovered the blood cell formation process that led to a novel treatment for blood diseases and solid tumor cancers with anti-angiogenesis
These are just a few of the promising research initiatives funded by CR&T.
We have come a long way since our inception more than four decades ago, and with your help, we will continue the fight against cancer.
Join our cause and donate to CR&T today through our website at crt.org/donate. Simply select your desired donation amount from $25 to $5,000, or select your own donation amount. You can also set up automatic monthly or annual payments. Once you fill out your billing information, you can select to make your donation in honor of a loved one or friend. We appreciate your support and we will justify it.