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​     The Cancer League employs a set of guidelines to allocate funds that we raise. We require detailed proposals from those who request funding and ask for transparency and accountability. We ensure that our funds are being used appropriately and responsibly. 

   100% of the Cancer League's allocations are used in supporting
 Bay Area organizations for the fight against cancer. 


Throughout the years, the Cancer League has made allocations towards the fight against cancer. Here is a partial list:

Alameda County Healthcare Foundation ($25,000 )
  • $25,000 Spanish speaking Cancer Navigator at
           Highland Hospital

Alta Bates Summit Foundation - Markstein Cancer 
Education & Prevention Center ($46,173)
  • $10,000 Oncology Caregivers Support Group
  • $9,000 Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Screening Project
  • $12,48 Follow-up Coordinator for clinic patients
  • $11,278 Skin Cancer Screening Clinic
  • $7,915 Skin Chat Seminars
  • $3,000 Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center for Breast
            Cancer Risk Reduction Initiative
  • $2,500 Skin Cancer Screening Program

American Cancer Society ($10,000)
  • $5,000 Educational Movie Reproduction, "How I Coped 
            When Mommy Died"
  • $5,000 Young Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program

Bay Area Tumor Institute ($452,500)
  • $20,000 Offering Clinical Trials to low income cancer patients
  • $30,000 Treatment of 30 additional low income patients
  • $40,000 Colon Cancer Prevention
  • $12,500 Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
  • $75,000 Expansion of the SELECT Prostate Cancer Trial
  • $41,000 Clinical Research Associate, Radiation Oncology Trials     – Head and Neck
  • $40,250 Long-term Tamoxifen therapy for Breast 
            Cancer Prevention
  • $40,000 Oncology Nursing
  • $30,000 Breast Cancer Research:  
            "Who Benefits from Chemotherapy?"
  • $30,000 Melanoma Patient Consultation Program
  • $20,000 Highland Hospital, State-of-the-Art Cancer Care for     Low income and underserved patients
  • $38,750 Breast Cancer Research Trials
  • $15,000 NCI-Sponsored Cancer Prevention Trials 
            in honor of Ernie Bodai, M.D.
  • $10,000 When the Best Treatment is Free-But too Hard to     Reach in honor of Dale Block
  • $5,000 Services to Leukemia patients in honor of 
            Robert Lambing
  • $5,000 Patient Dilemmas Program for Breast and 
            Prostate Cancer

California Pacific Medical Center ($40,000)
  • $40,000 Determination of Cancerous Changes by Exposure 
            to PET

Camp Okizu ($174,625)
  • $10,000 Week long camp for 10 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  • $15,000 Week long camp for 15 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  • $20,000 Week long camp for 20 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  • $45,000 Week long camp for 20 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  •  $72,500 Oncology Camp Support
  • $12,125 Bus Transportation for Camp

Carol Ann Reed Center ($12,000)
  • $12,000 Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Initiative

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic ($55,000)
  • $10,000/300 women Providing Complementary integrative     medicine  
  • $5,000 Advanced Cancer Program
  • $25,000 Complementary Clinic: Program Medical Expenses
  • $15,000 Alternative Care for Low-income Women with     Advanced Cancer

curebreastcancer.com ($1,875)
  • $1,875 In-Kind Donation of Breast Cancer Stamp Silk Scarves

Delta Memorial ($23,600)
  • $23,600 Screening for Breast and Prostate Cancer, Smoking     Cessation Classes; Education on Skin & Colon Cancer

East Bay Agency for Children ($86,000)
  • $45,000 Circle of Care Grief and Illness Support for Children     and  Families (formerly PediatriCare)
  • $15,000 Full-time Program Director for the Circle of Care Grief     and Illness Support for Children and Families
  • $5,000 Little's Project for Grief and Illness Support
  • $3,000 Special Contribution on Andronico's behalf

George Mark House ($109,426)
  • $25,000 Transitional care for patients and families
  • $20,000 Respite Care to Children with Cancer
  • $40,000 Pediatric End of Life Care Program - 
            Certified Nurse Assistant
  • $24,500 Pediatric Palliative End of Life Care Program
  • $20,000 for Family Suite use for Respite and End of 
            Life Care Program
  • $12,426 Multi-Sensory Room Equipment
  • $7,500 Music Therapy Room Equipment

Healing Journeys ($15,000)
  • $15,000 "Cancer as a Turning Point, from Surviving to 
            Thriving" San Francisco, 2006

John Muir Cancer Institute ($2,000)
  • $2,000 Oncology Survivorship Program, Survivorship Manual

John Muir Health Foundation ($15,000)
  • $15,000 Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lucille Packard Foundation ($19,000)
  • $19,000 Art Therapy for Pediatric Patients Cancer 

Support Community ($5000)
  • $5000 An Organization that does crisis counseling for 
            children and teens experiencing cancer.

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation ($12,500)
  • $12,500/50-75 garments The Lymphedema Education and 
            Referral Program (LERP)

Shanti Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Program ($10,000)
  • $10,000/30 women Expansion to Gynecological Cancers

Stanford University ($80,500)
  • $40,000 Identifying Biomarkers for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • $23,000 for Predicting VTE (Venous Thromboembolism) risk in
            Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients using Plasma Biomarkers
  • $17,500 Individualizing Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Based
            on Tumor Hypoxia in honor of Barbara Rogers

Sutter VNA ($36,000)
  • $36,000 Patient Care for Advanced Illness Management

The Sarcoma Alliance ($6,000)
  • $6,000 Advance Research and Support

UC Berkeley Cancer Research Labs ($31,500)
  • $25,000 Study of Tumor Suppressor Gene PTEN
  • $6,500 Seminar on Clinical Breast Cancer Examination

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center ($1,035,899)
  • $10,000/130 Providing Integrative Medicine services to     underserved cancer patients, both men and women.
  • $25,000 Targeting Metabolic Adaptation to Limit Cancer     Progression
  • $50,000/Two Years Synthetic Lethal Targeting of Telomerase
  • $10,000 offering alternative medicines and therapies to low income
  • women and men with cancer. Allow for 181 visits in San Francisco.
  • $25,000 Thea Tlsty Exploring human tumors for aberrations
            indifferentiation.
  • $25,000 Jilai Ly Targeting RANK Pathways of cancer     metastasizing in bone. 
  • $35,000 Thyroid Cancer Research
  • $25,000 Breast Cancer, Tumor Addiction to HER2
  • $25,000 Ovarian Cancer Research
  • $25,000 Salivary Gland Cancer Research
  • $53,000 Controlling Metastatic & Drug Resistant Tumors
  • $22,500 Breast Cancer Research
  • $20,000 Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
  • $10,000 Abundant Life Health Ministry Initiative
  • $52,000 Early Breast Cancer Detection 
  • $52,000 Early Detection in In-Situ Pre-Malignant Lesions
            and Precursors
  • $50,000 Cancer Research Institute/Breast Oncology Program
  • $50, Fractionation of Chinese Herbal Phytoestrogens 
            Research in honor of Joanie Jones
  • $46,800 Detection of Neuroblastoma
  • $42,000 Adenovirus-Based on Stem Cell Directed Therapies
             for Colorectal Cancer in honor of Sarah Abel and 
            Chirs Coiteux
  • $40,000 Research on the Regulation of Genes - elective     Phytoestrogens in Breast Cancer Cells
  • $35,00 Research Targeting Variant Mammary Epithelial Cells
  • $44,625 Determining the Best Treatment Protocol for     "Intermediate Risk" Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
  • $31,200 Molecular Mechanisms of BRaf & KRas-induced 
                Lung Cancers
  • $30,000 for Cervical Cancer Zoledronic Acid Clinical 
                Research Fund
  • $30,000 Novel Delivery of Therapies for Brainstem Glioma
             in honor of Tiffanie Kalmbach
  • $30,000 Carol Frank Buck Breast Center for the Cancer     Registry for Clinical Trials
  • $25,000 Ovarian Preservation & Prevention in Women 
               treated for Lymphoma and Leukemia
  • $25,000 Identification and Characterization of Cancer         Precursors
  • $25,000 Cancer Risk Program Community Education 
                Seminar Series
  • $20,532 Pediatric Oncology Palliative Care Specialist
  • $16,690 Benefits & Health Insurance Counseling and 
                Education Program
  • $15,750 Small Molecule Inhibitors in Wnt & Sonic 
  • $15,000 Gynecologic Oncology; Colposcopic Technology
             for Cervical Cancer Screening
  • $15,000 Cancer Risk and Genetic Counselor Program
  • $15,000 Melanoma Center: NF-kB as a Novel Molecular
             Prognostic Factor for the Malignant Melanoma
  • $15,000 Thoracic Oncology: Wnt Pathway Signaling in
            Lung Cancer
  • $12,000 for breastcancertrials.org
  • $11,000 Peer Support Program Database at the Cancer     Resource Center
  • $10,801 Nutrition Program for Cancer Patients
  • $10,000 Underwrite Costs of Operating a Mammovan
  • $9,000 Study of the Effects of Chinese Herbs on 
            Ovarian Cancer
  • $2,100 Project JUMP in the name of Adronico's Market
  • $900 Donation of Breast Cancer Stamp Scarves for Gift Shop

Women's Cancer Resource Center ($45,000)
  • $10,000 Cancer Navigation Program to Underserved
            Women in the East Bay
  • $10,000 Cancer Navigation Program to Underserved 
            Women in the East Bay
  • $25,000 Cancer Navigation Program to Underserved 
            Women in the East Bay

The Wellness Community/San Francisco East Bay ($22,110)
  • $8,100 Mindfulness Mediation Series for Cancer Patients
  • $6,000 Support Services for Cancer Patients and Their Families
  • $5,000 Young Adult Cancer Support Group
  • $3,000 Compassionate Communications Series Program
            for Cancer Patients

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BATI - Multiple Cancers: NCI-approved trial for precise, individualized treatment of molecular abnormalities in all cancers that are deemed terminal $45,000

Camp Okizu: Summer camp for children with a variety of 
pediatric cancers $13,116
Elliot Stieglitz, MD
UCSF – Pediatric Leukemia: Investigating the Prenatal Origin of JMML Using Newborn Blood Spots $37,400
Spring 2018 Allocations
Aras Mattis, MD, PhD (pictured), & Carlos Corvera, MD
UCSF – Cholangiocarcinoma: Whole Genome sequencing of the Klatskin Variant Cholangiocarcinoma $50,160
Benjamin Huang, MD
UCSF – Leukemia: Combining Targeted Therapies with chemotherapy in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $49,324
Hao Ngyuen, MD, PhD
UCSF – Prostate Cancer: Targeting the translational oncogenic program in lethal Metastatic Prostate Cancer $50,000