2015 Sean Patrick Recipient
2015 Recipient of the Sean Patrick Multidisciplinary Collaborative Grant
HERA proudly awards the 2015 Sean Patrick Multidisciplinary Collaborative Grant to the new Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team dedicated to piloting leading-edge, ovarian cancer research that will help patients and save lives. The Dream Team effort is led by many of the nation’s ovarian cancer organizations: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, and other ovarian cancer organizations around the country. The Dream Team is made up of premier ovarian cancer researchers around the country.
The philosophy of the Sean Patrick grant aligns in every way with the Dream Team grants given by Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C): these grants are awarded to multi-institutional groups of scientists who work collaboratively, rather than competitively, to develop new treatments quickly to save lives now. SU2C’s unique funding model, developed with the help of prominent cancer researchers, encourages innovation and is dedicated to piloting leading-edge, ovarian cancer research that will help patients and save lives. HERA supports the efforts of the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team, according to Samantha Lockwood, past-president of HERA’s board of directors. “Joining forces to fund the science of this new Dream Team will further HERA’s mission to stop ovarian cancer,” said Lockwood. “We’re proud to be part of an advocate community with the common goal to stop the suffering this disease has on everyone it touches and to save lives.”
“We are thrilled to see so many ovarian cancer organizations coming together with a common goal,” said Calaneet Balas, CEO of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. “We are so grateful that organizations like HERA share our vision and our hope of discovering more effective treatments. I believe the Ovarian Cancer Dream Team will be paradigm-shifting for our community, and I cannot wait to see what comes from this new initiative.”