Brain Cancer

"There are many young scientists in a similar position that could greatly benefit from the support at the early stages in their career."

Justin Lathia, PH.D.
Cleveland Clinic

Molecular Studies

"The Ohio Cancer Research award was instrumental in getting my laboratory off the ground as a new faculty member."

Denis Guttridge, PH.D.
The Ohio State University

Breast Cancer

"For many in my position such achevements would not be possible without these early investments and I thank you for supporting OCR and enabling the cutting edge scientific projects of Ohio's talented young researchers."

Matthew Summers, PH.D.
Cleveland Clinic,
The Ohio State University

Gene Mutation

"The Ohio Cancer Research grant really sowed the seed of success for me to acquire $1.8 million federal funding since I joined the University of Toledo."

Song-Tao Liu, PH.D.
University of Toledo

Lung Cancer

"Research matters because lung cancer is poorly understood and current therapies are insufficient to save the lives of patients."

Anne Strohecker, PH.D.
The Ohio State University

Funded with the support of Celeste and David Loewendick

Breast Cancer

"The lifetime risk of developing invasive breast cancer is 1 in 8 in women in the United States and 20% of the breast cancer patients die. We are exploring strategies to reduce breast cancer deaths in the clinic."

Huiping Liu, M.D., PH.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Cancer Therapy

"Metastasis, the spread of cancer from the original tumor to other sites in the body, is the main cause of death in most cancer patients. We believe our research will contribute to the identification of new therapeutic targets to reduce cancer cell invasion and metastasis."

Jennifer Leight, PH.D.
The Ohio State University

Seed Money Cancer Research

With the support of people all over Ohio, progressive and innovative ideas are given a chance to help in the fight. Ohio Cancer Research’s seed money projects often give a researcher the preliminary data needed to secure major funding from other sources.


Cancer Information

Cancer awareness and prevention information is disseminated to tens of thousands of persons throughout Ohio each year.Radio and newspaper support reaches in excess of one million each year.

Radio and newspaper support reaches in excess of one million each year.

Public service announcements are being carried on cable and broadcast television reaching more than 5 million people annually.

Speakers are available to groups throughout the state such as Rotary Clubs, fraternal organizations, TV and radio talk shows, etc.

We provide information to callers regarding their experience with cancer. Staff informs callers of cancer information services such as (1-800-4CANCER) which answers questions concerning the disease. 


Cancer Awareness

Staff and volunteers are committed to the public gaining knowledge of the many forms of cancer, the advancement of Ohio Cancer Research, and its seed money cancer research projects. 


Fitness Awareness

A dance program for children in grades 1-12 and adults stresses dance as an exercise for a prudent healthy lifestyle.



A limited amount of funds are available to provide scientific meetings. Recent symposiums were held at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium.


Special Events

Ohio Cancer Research Special Events are presented to raise funds for seed money cancer research and to increase awareness of the importance of early detection in saving lives.