Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is on a mission to turn all cancer patients into long-term survivors, and they’ve assembled a massive team of scientists to do it. Founded in 2008, SU2C has received more than $625 million in donations in the U.S., and funded more than 1,950 scientists working on 180 clinical trials focused on accelerating breakthroughs in cancer research and treatments to help patients now.
This year, Stand Up To Cancer is launching the second annual #SU2CStreamTeam event from Nov. 16 — Dec. 16, bringing the creator community together in a collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Streamers can join the #SU2CStreamTeam by hosting a fundraising event on StreamlabsCharity.com.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) was created by a group of nine women in the entertainment and media community whose lives have all been affected by cancer in profound ways. In 2008, they began working together to use these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease.
Cancer clinical trials allow researchers to study innovative and potentially life-saving new treatments. The goal is to find treatments that are better than what’s currently available. When I heard that they had funded over 180 clinical trials, I was blown away.
SU2C has been able to have such a high impact because they’ve assembled a huge team of 1,950 scientists across 210 institutions, funding 112 collaborative research teams and 49 individual research grants. Their various grant types specifically focus on promising research paths. Their flagship grant funds multidisciplinary cancer research teams called “Dream Teams,” and there are tons of them.
SU2C’s signature Dream Teams, selected and guided by leaders in the field, take innovative ideas from concept to patient to test ideas that have the potential to revolutionize cancer care and open whole new fields of investigation. Dream Team members span many disciplines and utilize the new tools of modern biology to attack research questions in a coordinated way with a focus on measurable milestones of progress.
Dream Teams study every type of cancer I’ve ever heard of, and some that I haven’t as well. Here are a few examples of the teams, and their current areas of focus:
- SU2C Colorectal Cancer Dream Team: Targeting Genomic, Metabolic, and Immunological Vulnerabilities Of Colorectal Cancer
- SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Interception Dream Team: Intercepting Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Cohorts
- SU2C-LUNGevity-American Lung Association Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team: Intercepting Lung Cancer Through Immune, Imaging, and Molecular Evaluation (INTIME)
100% of donations received from the public support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs. Their research models are designed to initiate collaboration, accelerate the pace of cancer research, and clear the way for high-impact breakthroughs.
How to Get Involved
In 2019, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) kicked off a fall/winter fundraising campaign, inviting gamers and content creators to join the #SU2CStreamTeam by hosting charity streams. This year, SU2C is launching the second annual #SU2CStreamTeam event from Nov. 16 — Dec. 16, bringing together the creator community in a collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, one stream at a time.
Every penny of the support Stand Up To Cancer receives from individuals like you funds their collaborative cancer research programs.
Join the #SU2CStreamTeam by hosting a fundraising event on StreamlabsCharity.com, and help to build a world where all cancer patients become long-term survivors.