American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

Imaging

Award Information

The mission of the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant is to attract and increase the number of junior faculty members, including highly qualified physicians, physician-scientists, and population-based or basic/translational scientists who are dedicated to cancer research and to maximize their potential to be leaders in academic medicine.

Purpose:

  • To support the development of new investigators to conduct independent cancer research;
  • Encourage collaborations among awardees with other SCI investigators through individual connections and organized meetings, retreats and research presentations;
  • To foster direct relationships between Stanford Cancer Institute and the local American Cancer Society.

Award Amount:

Up to three projects will be awarded a maximum of $50,000 (direct cost) for one year/non-renewable.

One slot is reserved for an underrepresented minority investigator. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

2024 Awardees


Prior Awardees

  • Deciphering the Division of Labor Between Activators of the DNA Damage Checkpoint.

    Gheorghe Chistol, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, was awarded a $45,000 American Cancer Society-Stanford Cancer Institute (ACS-SCI) Institutional Research Grant (IRG) for his project entitled “Deciphering the Division of Labor Between Activators of the DNA Damage Checkpoint.”

  • Immune Targeting of the T-cell Receptor

    Michael Khodadoust, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Dermatology, was awarded a $45,000 American Cancer Society-Stanford Cancer Institute (ACS-SCI) Institutional Research Grant (IRG) for his project entitled “Immune Targeting of the T-cell Receptor.”

  • Intraoperative Molecular Imaging of Lung Cancer Using Panitumumab-IRDye800

    Natalie Lui, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surgery), was awarded a $45,000 American Cancer Society-Stanford Cancer Institute (ACS-SCI) Institutional Research Grant (IRG) for her project entitled “Intraoperative Molecular Imaging of Lung Cancer Using Panitumumab-IRDye800.”