Founded in 1945 by a group of volunteers, the Jonsson Center Cancer Foundation (JCCF) raises funds from private sources for innovative cancer research. The foundation’s Seed Grant Program invites researchers to submit multi-disciplinary cancer research proposals, each of which is evaluated by an expert committee of Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) investigators.
The committee uses the same peer-review ranking system as scientific funding agencies such as the National Cancer Institute to determine awards. Recent recipients researched subjects such as the role of neural stem cells in brain cancer. Successful projects may obtain long-term federal funding to develop improved cancer treatments.