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Read the latest Stand Up To Cancer press releases and announcements to see how we are making an impact.

PRESS RELEASES

September 9, 2018

With More Than $123.6 Million Pledged So Far in U.S. and Canada in Connection with the Sept. 7 Telecast, Stand Up To Cancer Has Its Best-Ever Fundraising Special

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) today announced more than $123.6 million has been pledged collectively so far in connection with the star-studded Sept. 7 “roadblock” fundraising telecast in the United States and Canada. The funds pledged toward the SU2C scientific model will be directed to collaborative research programs utilizing SU2C’s scientific oversight in both the United States and Canada.
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September 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic Physicians Receive Stand up to Cancer Catalyst Award for Melanoma Research

Mayo Clinic physicians Matthew Block, MD, PhD and Tina Hieken, MD, have received a Stand up to Cancer (SU2C) Catalyst Award to fund melanoma research and a neoadjuvant clinical trial.
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September 5, 2018

More Stars Come Together for Stand Up To Cancer Telecast on Friday, September 7— 8:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT

Stand Up To Cancer’s sixth biennial telecast on Friday, September 7th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT) has added more names to its star-studded lineup. Jason Bateman, Beth Behrs, Julie Bowen, Josh Brolin, Kaley Cuoco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Sarah Hyland, Adam Klein, Tyler Labine, Diego Luna, Sonequa Martin-Green, Dave Price, Keanu Reeves, Tracee Ellis Ross, Winona Ryder, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Bree Turner, Sofia Vergara and Marlon Wayans are coming together in the fight against cancer.
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August 30, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer Announces Digital Live Show Leading Into 2018 Telecast

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced “It’s #Up2Us: Stand Up To Cancer | The Digital Live Show,” a one-hour standalone digital event that will stream on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on Friday Sept. 7, leading into the 2018 televised roadblock special, which airs live from 8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT.
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August 29, 2018

Over 130 Iconic Buildings and Landmarks in the U.S. and Canada to be Illuminated in Support of Stand Up To Cancer’s Sixth Live Telecast

More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in a show of support for the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) “roadblock” telecast airing in both the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT, 7:00–8:00 PM CT).
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August 16, 2018

Stars Rally Together Again for Stand Up To Cancer’s Live Broadcast on September 7

The Hollywood community is rallying together yet again to support the sixth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 – 8:00 PM CT). Mahershala Ali, Kathy Bates, Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale, Marg Helgenberger, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Menounos, Jillian Michaels, Trevor Noah, Dak Prescott, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Karla Souza, David Spade, Keith Urban, and Reese Witherspoon will participate in this memorable event — marking 10 years since the first telecast and 10 years of SU2C’s lifesaving research achievements. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
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June 4, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer to Return on Friday, September 7 for Sixth Star-Studded Roadblock Telecast

With a dazzling array of top talent, the show will air Friday, September 7 (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT), marking 10 years since the first telecast and 10 years of lifesaving research achievements by SU2C.
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April 16, 2018

SU2C Researchers Find Promising New Treatment Strategy for Stage 1-3 NSCL Cancer Patients

A new, innovative approach to lung cancer treatment in which immunotherapy is administered prior to surgery is yielding encouraging outcomes in 45% of patients treated in this small, compelling study from researchers on the Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research Institute Cancer Immunology Dream Team, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018, April 16 and simultaneously published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The AACR is the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer.
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April 15, 2018

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Commits $8 million to Support Pediatric Cancer Dream Team with SU2C

The work of the Stand Up To Cancer—St. Baldrick’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, launched in 2013 to help develop new immunotherapy approaches to high-risk childhood cancers, will continue with a commitment of $8 million from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. To further the impact of this gift, the eight institutions that make up the consortium have committed matching dollars to a total of $16 million.
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April 15, 2018

Announcing the Pancreatic Cancer Collective

The Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced today at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner, that they are entering into a formal strategic partnership to drive research to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients. The Pancreatic Cancer Collective, funded by the Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, will accelerate research for pancreatic cancer patients who desperately need better treatments. The initial funding commitment will be $25 million.
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April 15, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer Takes New Approach to Multiple Myeloma, Focusing on Precursor Conditions

Stand Up To Cancer announced a $10 million award to a Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team focused on revolutionizing the treatment of multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer of plasma cells, through early detection of precursor conditions before they turn into full-blown disease.
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April 9, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer, American Airlines & Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Battle Against Cancer

Today, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), American Airlines and Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War announced a powerful collaboration as they team up in the fight against cancer. The inspiring initiative and public service announcement (PSA) features beloved Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War heroes, esteemed SU2C researchers and American Airlines team members who have personally fought cancer. To raise funds, awareness and further Stand Up To Cancer’s mission to bring groundbreaking therapies and treatments to patients as quickly as possible, this first-of-its-kind collaboration comes to life in print, radio, digital and broadcast PSAs with a powerful call-to-action and additional campaign elements to come.
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March 28, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer Encourages “Innovation in Collaboration” through Grants to Research Teams

To strengthen collaboration among scientists conducting cancer research, Stand Up To Cancer is awarding $1.25 million to five teams with members already within the SU2C research community to help them reach further across institutional and national lines to collaborate closely on new research projects, the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced today.
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February 15, 2018

Actress Sonequa Martin-Green Joins SU2C In PSA Encouraging Clinical Trial Participation

Calling clinical trials of new cancer treatments “the brightest torch researchers have to light their way,” actress and Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador Sonequa Martin-Green is featured in a new public service announcement (PSA) urging patients to participate in trials that could help make new treatments available and give new hope to the patients themselves.
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