Pelotonia Funding Leads Us Closer to a Cancer-Free World
In just the last year, Pelotonia raised more than $24 million, providing funding for breakthrough cancer research projects that are moving us even closer to cure.
“These really are the dollars that are like the rocket fuel that puts the man on the moon. It’s critical for translating “aha” research moments into very real treatments and cures,” said Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
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Pelotonia funding enables The OSUCCC – James experts to recruit the best physicians from around the world, provide scholarships for brilliant students who want to pursue cancer research and fuel that dynamic research that makes innovative, life-changing cancer discoveries right here in central Ohio. That’s how a new FDA-approved drug is helping thousands with leukemia and how a genetic discovery at Ohio State led to a statewide program that prevents colon cancer. Both of these efforts have been funded by Pelotonia riders and donors.
There is no routine cancer, and Dr. Caligiuri says research is making a difference — more than 12 million people in America have now been cured of cancer, and 20 years ago that goal would have been considered unobtainable. With continued funding, a cancer-free world is in our reach.