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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco is a world leader in health care, renowned for its innovation, technology and compassionate care. Today, it is one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation. Their expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, organ transplants and orthopedics as well care of critically ill newborns.
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve victory over cancer. Since its start in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $200 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research funds.
Where the Funds Go
Cutting-Edge Research and Treatment
Top National and Local Institutions
Teaming up with groups like The V Foundation and The Children’s Cancer Fund at UCSF, the Poseys are committed to advancing research with the potential to have the greatest and most immediate impact on pediatric cancers. 2016
An initial grant of $600,000 to Leonid Metelitsa, MD, PhD, at Texas Children’s Hospital.
The Posey Fund at the V Foundation made the grant, distributed over three years, to benefit Dr. Metelitsa’s research and development. Dr. Metelitsa is mid-way through the development of a vaccine that will activate the immune system to fight neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system.
Kristen and Buster began a partnership with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
They aim to help discover cures and train the next generation of pediatric cancer researchers.
Supported a $600,000 research grant for pediatric brain tumor immuno-oncology for Dr. David Ashley at Duke Cancer Institute (with matching funds by the V Foundation and the AppleGold group).
Dr. Ashley’s research will provide the evidence needed to start clinical trials in children with brain tumors.
The Posey Family Pediatric Oncology Research Grants
Three one-year pediatric oncology research grants open to researchers UCSF campus-wide.
The Posey Family Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology
Three one-year research fellowships given to early-career physicians to provide expert training in pediatric cancer research.