Since our launch in 1975, the T.J. Martell Foundation has funded innovative, early-stage cancer research at leading NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers across the United States. By bringing together the best and the brightest minds in clinical and translational cancer science through our national Scientific Advisory Committee, we target funding to where it matters most – supporting high-risk, high-gain cancer research that propels the science forward and ultimately saves lives.  

Our unique focus on early-stage “proof of concept” research serves to unlock larger NIH funding grants needed to pursue clinical trials and develop new and more effective treatments and cures for cancer. Each research project funded is aimed at helping cancer patients and their families. 

For over 45 years, the T.J. Martell Foundation has filled this important niche in the field of cancer research with the enduring and generous support of friends and supporters from the music, business, and medical communities. Nurturing the next generation of scientists remains at the heart of our mission.

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Since our launch in 1975, the T.J. Martell Foundation has funded innovative, early-stage cancer research at leading NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers across the United States. By bringing together the best and the brightest minds in clinical and translational cancer science through our national Scientific Advisory Committee, we target funding to where it matters most – supporting high-risk, high-gain cancer research that propels the science forward and ultimately saves lives.  

Our unique focus on early-stage “proof of concept” research serves to unlock larger NIH funding grants needed to pursue clinical trials and develop new and more effective treatments and cures for cancer. Each research project funded is aimed at helping cancer patients and their families. 

For over 45 years, the T.J. Martell Foundation has filled this important niche in the field of cancer research with the enduring and generous support of friends and supporters from the music, business, and medical communities. Nurturing the next generation of scientists remains at the heart of our mission.