LOS ANGELES—The world’s oldest charity dedicated exclusively to the eradication of renal cancers, the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA), announces the availability of funds for research projects.
“We partner with the Conquer Cancer Foundation to award an annual Young Investigator Award because of the expertise resident in the organization, because of the difference in scale—we knew that they would receive more and better-quality proposals—and because of the efficiency of the process, which relieves our small organization of the financial and logistic burden of reviewing proposals,” says Bill Bro, KCA chief executive officer, a 23 year kidney cancer survivor. “We’re very pleased with our collaboration. It’s an extremely effective synergy.”
KCA has sponsored more kidney cancer research projects than any organization of its size in the world. In its most recent fiscal year, KCA invested more than $650,000 in research-related program activities.
Over 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year, and each year over 13,000 people lose their battle with this disease. Kidney cancer is the sixth most common cancer for men and the eighth most common cause of cancer for women.
Applications for the 2013 Young Investigator Award are due on September 27, 2012. To learn how to apply, please visit http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/yia.