Canary-Originated Worldclass Research Centers
At the Canary Foundation, we are proud of our deep access to some of the best minds in cancer research and our groundbreaking university/research center collaborations.
It all began when Canary Founder Don Listwin discovered the work of epidemiologist Dr. Nicole Urban and a new field called biomarkers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle in 2001. He ended up funding some of her work and then later met Nobel Laureate Dr. Lee Hartwell, director of the center. Don’s $10-million investment helped establish the core of a biomarker discovery and analysis program at the HUTCH, and the HUTCH remains one of Canary’s ‘Centers of Excellence’ today. But it didn’t stop there. In 2009, we forged a collaboration with Stanford University to create the Canary Center at Stanford, a world-class facility dedicated to early cancer detection research programs.
The Canary Center at Stanford is the model for future early cancer detection centers that will be developed. Our approach is to build a self-sustaining platform that will enable everything from renowned research facilities to collaborations with academia, ongoing clinical programs, and successful spinouts of diagnostic companies. In just 10 years we’ve achieved significant milestones and key accomplishments with numerous institutions, think what is possible in the next 10 years.