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UCSF’s Nobel Laureate Stands up to Cancer

By UCSF Today | September 10, 2010

UCSF’s Nobel laureate and molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will deliver a prime time public service announcement today for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

SU2C, a one-hour, commercial-free program to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research to accelerate the delivery of new therapies to patients, will air today (Friday, Sept. 10) at 8 p.m. on many TV networks and more than 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube.

During the commercial break preceding the show, the AACR, the sole scientific partner for SU2C, will air a special public service announcement (PSA) featuring a message from Blackburn and the AACR Board of Directors in support of the SU2C initiative.

Blackburn is also pictured front and center with UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, who serves on the AACR’s Clinical & Translational Cancer Research Committee on UCSF’s SU2C Facebook page.

Four UCSF scientists have established a SU2C Dream Team. The researchers, focused on breast cancer, are beneficiaries of funds raised via SU2C initiatives.

The SU2C broadcast is dedicated to the 12 million US cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research conducted at institutions such as UCSF can change the tide in the fight against the disease. The show will feature updates on the work of the five SU2C Dream Teams, and Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, will also report on other new medical developments.


Donations can be made via telephone during the show, anytime online at www.su2c.org or Text STAND to 40202 to give $10. All of the funds received from the public will go to research. SUSC has raised more than $100 million for cancer research since 2008.


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