Research Grants

Stomach Cancer Research Information

Per cancer death, stomach cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of any cancer and there is very little research being conducted on stomach cancer for a variety of reasons, including a lack of funding and a limited number of doctors specializing in stomach cancer. DDF strives to increase the treatment options available for stomach cancer patients by directly funding stomach cancer research.

By offering grants for basic, translational and clinical research in stomach cancer to scientists and clinicians at various career levels, Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is in the fight against the disease by advancing the field to make progress toward the goal of increasing survival.

We are now accepting applications for our 2016 research funding opportunities. This year, our research investment will be $200,000, representing a 100 percent increase over last year's investment.

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2016 DoD $50 Million Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

Debbie's Dream Foundation successfully advocated to maintain stomach cancer's inclusion in the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). The PRCRP total budget for fiscal year 2016 is $50 million. FY16 PRCRP Program Announcements and General Application instructions can be found below and at this link: http://cdmrpweb-ua.srahosting.com/funding/prcrp.shtml.

Applying For A Research Grant

Please come back soon for information about our 2018-2019 grant information!

Contact our office with any questions at (954) 475-1200 or (855) 475-1200 or email us at Admin@DebbiesDream.org.

Meet Our Research Grant Recipients

Since 2013, Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer has awarded/allocated research grants totaling $850,000 in funding to talented, motivated scientists across the country. We are very proud of our grant recipients:

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2018

In 2018, Debbie's Dream Foundation awarded $200,000 in research grants as follows:

Richard Hodge, PhD

Richard Hodge, PhD

$50,000 Young Research Fellowship Grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aberrant RHOA function and signaling in driving diffuse gastric cancer

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Valerie O'Brien, PhD

$50,000 Young Research Fellowship Grant

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Assessing Helicobacter pylori contributions to stomach cancer progression

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Ashleigh Poh, PhD

$50,000 Young Research Fellowship Grant

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
Co-targeting HCK as a combination therapy to treat gastric cancer

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Spencer Willet, PhD

$50,000 Young Research Fellowship Grant

Washington University in St. Louis
The role of the Hippo pathway in gastric tumorigenesis


2017
In 2017, Debbie's Dream Foundation awarded $300,000 in research grants as follows:

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Eunyoung Choi, PhD

$200,000 Career Development Award

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
A novel metaplastic organoid system for studying gastric carcinogenesis

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Karolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz, PhD, DMD

$50,000 Young Research Fellowship Grant

University of California, Los Angeles
Salivary H. pylori exRNAs as biomarkers for gastric cancer detection

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Haisheng Zhang, PhD

$50,000 Young Research Fellowship Grant

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
RHOA alterations in the development of diffuse gastric cancer


2016
In 2016, Debbie's Dream Foundation awarded $200,000 in research grants as follows:

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Elise S. Demitrack, PhD

$150,000 Career Development Research Grant Award

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Mechanisms of Wnt activation in FAP gastric polyps and gastric cancer

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Holly A. Martinson, PhD

$50,000 Young Fellowship Research Grant Award

University of Alaska Anchorage
Discovering biomarkers for early detection and treatment of gastric cancer


2015
In 2015, Debbie's Dream Foundation awarded $100,000 in research grants as follows:

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Eirini Pectasides, MD, PhD

$50,000 Young Fellowship Research Grant

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Enhancing the efficacy of ERBB2 inhibition in gastric cancer.

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Andrea Zamperone, PhD

$50,000 Young Fellowship Research Grant

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Mechanisms of DNA damage signaling by Helicobacter pylori


2014 Young Fellowship Research Grant
In 2014, Debbie's Dream Foundation awarded $50,000 in research grants as follows:

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David Allison

$50,000 Young Fellowship Research Grant

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
To detail the regulatory mechanisms of a key epigenetic factor, the Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2) with the hope to establish EZH2 and related cofactors as emerging targets for chemotherapeutics in gastric cancer