TargetCancer Foundation

Cambridge, MA   |  www.targetcancerfoundation.org

Mission

TargetCancer Foundation promotes the development of lifesaving treatment protocols for rare cancers. TargetCancer Foundation directly supports initiatives at the forefront of cancer treatment by funding innovative research, fostering collaborations, and raising awareness among scientists, clinicians, and patients.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Kristen Palma Poth

Executive Director

Jim Palma

Main address

955 Massachusetts Avenue #343

Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

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EIN

26-4510094

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Cancer Research (H30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Fundraising

TargetCancer is funded entirely by donors through various methods of fundraising.

Population(s) Served

TargetCancer provides grants to organizations performing research into the treatment of rare cancers.

Population(s) Served

TargetCancer seeks to inform and educate people about rare cancers, and the lack of treatment and funding that exists for them.

Population(s) Served

TargetCancer Foundation provides direct guidance and support to patients facing rare cancers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

The One Hundred 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Patient Advocate Fellow, 2014 Annual Meeting 2014

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

By granting seed funding to critical projects that would otherwise not be supported at their initial stages, TargetCancer Foundation supports young, courageous scientists who are committed to finding effective new therapies for rare cancers. TargetCancer Foundation seeks to support the most innovative research with the greatest potential for rapid translation to approved therapies for rare cancers. TargetCancer Foundation also seeks to support patients directly through financial assistance, as well as clinical trial guidance.

By choosing the right grant recipients and building collaborations between them, TargetCancer Foundation is making a major impact with relatively small grants. These collaborations, which may not otherwise happen without TargetCancer Foundation's facilitation, are leading to results in months that could otherwise take years.

Over the past four years TargetCancer Foundation has built a solid infrastructure that provides a foundation by which it will continue to successfully grow in the years to come. Among many other areas, this especially applies to:
- Active and substantial fundraising, through an annual gala and other events.
- Effective governance through an active and well functioning Board.
- An active Scientific Advisory Board who guides TargetCancer Foundation on both specific funding requests and general organizational direction.
- A dedicated group of volunteers who advocate on behalf of TargetCancer Foundation and the populations that it serves.

In February 2016, TargetCancer Foundation announced a new round of rare cancer research grant funding, with $200,000 in new grants supporting research into cholangiocarcinoma and esophageal cancer.

In addition, TargetCancer Foundation announced the launch of a new Patient Assistance Fund, which provides direct financial assistance for expenses incurred when participating in rare cancer clinical trials.

2016 also saw the launch of the Evan Schumacher Fund for Rare Cancer Research, TargetCancer Foundation's first managed fund. Founded in memory of Evan Schumacher, this fund honors his legacy by funding innovative rare cancer research projects.

Financials

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TargetCancer Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2019
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Board chair

Kristen Palma Poth

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Kristen Palma Poth

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James Palma

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Sam Davenport

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Adam Sisitsky

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Janet Fine

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Charles Cheever

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Christopher MacKenzie

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Joann Webster

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Gail Favreau

Christopher Chapman

Alicemarie Hand

Kristen Scammon

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No