V Foundation awards top $80 million; vaccine in trial stage

Posted November 9, 2010

— The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced Tuesday that it has awarded $80 million to date in grants to 92 institutions.

The V Foundation awards 100 percent of all direct donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs.

"Our review board of over 20 leading physicians and scientists review every application, to determine where and how to most effectively find a cure," said CEO Nick Valvano, brother of North Carolina State University basketball coach Jim Valvano for whom the foundation is named.

"The V Vaccine," a product of research funded by the V Foundation at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., will soon be in trials as a treatment to boost immunity in cancer patients.


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  • gswalker51 Nov 11, 2010

    This is great news. As an NC State alum, I still remember when they fired Valvano to "restore the academic integrity of the university". 20 years later...all NC State is known for is John Edwards, Robert Gibbs and paying Mary Easley $170K a year to be the wife of former Governor Mike Easley. I hope the V Foundation and our memories of Jim Valvano continue to outshine NC State.

  • cwood3 Nov 10, 2010

    God bless you. Thank you for your great work.

  • ncsu91938 Nov 9, 2010

    Love to hear this. Hope the vaccine works! we need all the help we can get!