New York, NY, September 17, 2018 – The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) today announced it received a $225,000 grant awarded by the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust to expand its Partnership for Aging and Cancer program. The grant will fund research examining the causal factors behind an increased cancer incidence due to aging.

“The generous grant from Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust will help the SWCRF uncover the links between aging and cancer,” said Samuel Waxman, M.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the SWCRF. “This support will help fund our collaboration with national research partners to perform much-needed exploration of cancer in the context of aging.” 

Last year, the SWCRF launched a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to drive research among scientists working jointly in aging and cancer, and support their collaboration across public and private research institutes. Currently, the SWCRF is one of a few international cancer research foundations with a focus area on aging and cancer.

Aging is one of the most influential risk factors for nearly all cancers and individuals respond differently to treatments based on their age. The grant will help the SWCRF Partnership for Aging and Cancer fund exploratory research to determine what factors cause mutations in healthy cells that could lead to blood- or organ-borne cancers and then identify treatments.

“Cancer mortality is decreasing in most forms of cancer, but the cancer incidence is rising dramatically in adults over the age of 40 and is becoming the primary cause of death in older adults. Our Partnership for Aging and Cancer program was designed to emphasize cancer as a disease of aging and bring the top research institutes together to deepen our knowledge of aging and enhance prevention or treatment of cancer,” said Dr. Waxman.

To learn more about the SWCRF Aging and Cancer Program, visit http://www.waxmancancer.org/What-We-Do/Aging-and-Cancer

About Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation: 

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded nearly $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information, visit: www.waxmancancer.org

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