When you give to the University of Illinois Cancer Center, you can make an impact in your own way by donating to a specific fund.
Cancer Center Unrestricted Fund
Make a gift to support innovative discovery and provide immediate support of our most critical needs.
Cancer Center Research Fund
Gifts in support of research enhance dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary cancer research focusing on University of Illinois Cancer Center priority areas, and allow for the advancement and expansion of scientific findings that impact the population we serve. Our researchers and physician-scientists make a significant impact in the field of basic, clinical and translational, and population-based cancer research, stimulating a high return on investment.
Gifts in support of research may also be designated toward a specific cancer type, a particular researcher, or to support our Cancer Health Equity research. Existing research funds include:
- Brain Cancer Research Fund
- Breast Cancer Research Fund
- Experimental Cancer Therapeutics Research Fund
- Lung Cancer Research Fund
- Melanoma Research Fund
- Oncology Graft Versus Host Disease Research Fund
Clinical Trials Fund
Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches will work in the patient population. Each trial answers scientific questions and seeks to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. Investigator-initiated clinical trials are expensive and can cost in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars range. With philanthropic support, the University of Illinois Cancer Center aims to open more clinical trials, increase the number of patients who choose to participate, and successfully test the value of new treatments so that they can ultimately benefit more people.
University of Illinois Cancer Center Community Engagement and Health Equity Fund
From critical prevention measures, such as early screening, detection, and education, to survivorship support of cancer patients and their families, University of Illinois Cancer Center’s outreach programs are key to securing the long-term health and well-being of the community it serves. Using an integrated population health and health disparities framework, the University of Illinois Cancer Center Community Engagement and Health Equity Office (CEHE) works to decrease cancer burden and increase access across the cancer care continuum. Philanthropic funding is critical to the success of our community programming.
Dr. Gary D. Kruh Endowment Fund
To pay expenses related to the medical treatment of uninsured and underinsured medical patients who are at high risk for breast cancer and who are under the care of physicians of the University of Illinois Cancer Center.
Angeliki Vallianatos Memorial Endowment Fund
To support research on adult acute myeloid leukemia.
Carl H. and Billie M. Frese Medical Research Endowment Fund
To support University of Illinois Cancer Center research.
Frank J Jirka Jr MD Endowment Fund
To support research focused toward the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.