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FOUNDER: Dr. Janice Dutcher
Dr. Janice Dutcher; medical oncologist
Dr. Janice Dutcher is a medical oncologist and is also a professor of medicine at New York Medical College. She is the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at Our Lady of Mercy Cancer Center in the Bronx. Dr. Dutcher has published more than 250 manuscripts and book chapters in the medical literature on clinical research in cancer. Dr. Dutcher is a founding member of a clinical research group, which was initially funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the action and activity of Interleukin-2 and other cytokines. Dr. Dutcher directs the clinical research program for Renal Cell Cancer (Kidney Cancer) and Melanoma at Our Lady of Mercy Cancer Center. She is currently establishing a tissue bank as a basis for collaborative studies.
FOUNDER: Dr. Peter H Wiernik
Dr. Peter H Wiernik was the founding Director of the Comprehensive Cancer at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center located in the Bronx, N.Y. and Professor of Medicine and Radiation Oncology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. Prior to those positions he held the same appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y. where he also served as Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. His first academic appointment was as Director of the Baltimore Cancer Research Center of the National Cancer Institute, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland. Dr. Wiernik developed new treatments for leukemia and lymphoma that have been generally adopted worldwide. He has trained well over 100 medical oncologists and many of his trainees have gone on to hold major academic appointments.
Mary Meyer is the Executive Director of the Cancer Research Foundation. Mary became active with the Cancer Research Foundation after her husband was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma, (Kidney Cancer). Mary raised over $200,000 for the Cancer Research Foundation. Because there is very little funding for kidney cancer she is trying to formally establish the Cancer Research Foundation, and raise funding to further both Dr. Dutcher and Dr. Wiernik's research. Mary has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from St. Johns University.

Fund and conduct research to cure these diseases


Develop new therapies to treat these diseases

· Enhance the lives of people living with these diseases
· Hire laboratory scientists and sustain their work for a minimum of three years
News Flash

We are delighted to inform you that we have relocated our clinical and research program to:
St. Luke's- Rooselvelt Hospital Center,
located at 1000 Tenth Avenue (59th Street), in Manhattan.


The Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code