Thank you to all of the amazing artists who contributed to this year's "Make Cancer Less Scary campaign!
Please check out the artwork HERE.
The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) wants to make the words “You have cancer” a little less scary for the more than 1.7 million people diagnosed with this disease in the US each year. We help “Make Cancer Less Scary” by funding the most promising research initiatives of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, creating more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and therapy.
The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) was founded in 1945 by a group of volunteers dedicated to cancer research at UCLA. Their idea, using funds raised from private sources to invest in the work of promising young cancer researchers, resulted in the Seed Grant Program, which has helped the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center break new ground in the quest to defeat cancer.
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Although seed grants remain an important part of our mission, the Foundation today also supports numerous high-priority and multi-disciplinary cancer research efforts focused on rapidly translating discoveries made in the laboratory into improved screening, treatment and prevention. READ MORE...
"Being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer was the scariest thing I have ever been through, and the scariest part was the 2 weeks I spent searching for an oncologist. I didn't even know what an oncologist was until my diagnosis, but that's beside the point!
After meeting with two different oncologists at two different hospitals, I was more scared than ever. My last stop was meeting Dr. Slamon at UCLA. I remember feeling like I was 'home' while waiting for him in the exam room, but I wasn't sure why. He came in, introduced himself, and gave me a 20 minute examination before talking about anything.
Partner with the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) during our Make Cancer Less Scary(TM) campaign this Halloween season to help make hearing the words “You have cancer” a little less scary for the more than 1.7 million people diagnosed with this disease in the United States every year. Funds raised through this event will help advance the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s most promising research initiatives, which can lead to new treatments that benefit patients across the country.