Welcome Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality. Visit our Contact Us Page
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Research Grants

2015 DoD $50 Million PRCRP Stomach Cancer Research Funding

Debbie's Dream successfully advocated for inclusion of stomach cancer in the Department of Defense's Peer Review Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).  The PRCRP budget was also increased from $25 million to $50 million.  FY15 PRCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions can be found at this link - http://cdmrpweb-ua.srahosting.com/funding/prcrp.shtmlFor information on how to apply for this funding, please CLICK HERE to view an instructional video or contact us at Admin@DebbiesDream.org or (954) 475-1200.

For CDMRP News Releases this grant opportunity click on the links below:

News Release March 18, 2015 - http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2015/15prcrppreann.shtml

News Release February 27, 2015 - http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2015/15prcrp_appropriation_press.shtml.

2015 Young Fellow Research Grants

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is offering two (2) research grants of $50,000 each for Young Fellowship awards.  In order to uphold the high standards of review and to assure the most advanced science, the grant will be administered by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

These grants encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in their field.  The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer.  Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for applications is noon EST on February 10, 2015.

The Debbie's Dream Grants Program is designed to build the stomach cancer research community, incubate innovative research projects, expedite scientific and medical breakthroughs, and nurture collaborations across disciplines and institutions.  Ongoing career support activities offer opportunities for education and professional development.  As a result, our community of researchers stays committed and involved.


Program Summary

The Debbie's Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support two postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer.

The fellowships each provide a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of each fellow while working on mentored gastric cancer research.

Two $50,000 fellowships will be funded.

CLICK HERE for Applicant Eligibility Criteria and Research Project Criteria

All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.


2014 Young Fellowship Research Grant

In 2014, Debbie's Dream Foundation awarded $50,000 to Dr. David Allison who is a Lineberger Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  Dr. Allison will be pursing a research project to detail the regulatory mechanisms of a key epigenetic factor, the Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2).  Hyperactivation as well as inappropriate targeting of EZH2 contributes to the progression of many cancers by misregulating the expression of genes important for normal cellular behavior.  Therefore, Dr. Allison hopes to establish EZH2 and related cofactors as emerging targets for chemotherapeutics in gastric cancer.

Funding Research

Per cancer death, stomach cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of any cancer. 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 and indirectly funding stomach cancer research. DDF is committed to advancing stomach cancer research through active advocacy to increase the federal funding of stomach cancer research and by funding grants for research.

Making a Difference - Achieving the DREAM

No matter what your talent, skill or hobby is, or even if you are not sure what you are good at, we have a place for you at Debbie's Dream. You can get involved in any way you like and for as much time as you like. If you are not sure how you can help, please contact us and a representative will help you explore the many volunteer opportunities that we have all over the country. You can make a difference!

It takes teamwork to make a dream work!


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