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ThyCa To Award New Research Grants in 2018, in Cooperation with ATA and AAES


Grant Applications Open to Researchers Worldwide 

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association Inc., is pleased to announce that it will award four new grants for thyroid cancer research in 2018. 

Three new grant recipients will be selected by an independent expert panel of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), and one grant recipient will be selected by an independent expert panel of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES). The panels will rank the proposals according to their scientific merit and select the top proposals.

Each ATA grant will be for 2 years. The AAES grant will be a 1-year grant. ThyCa will also award several continuation grants. 

These are the deadlines:


The ATA grants will support: (1) research on follicular-cell-derived thyroid cancer, including papillary, follicular, anaplastic, and variants, (2) research on medullary thyroid cancer, and (3) research on any type of thyroid cancer. One grant will be named the Ric Blake Memorial Thyroid Cancer Research Grant, in memory and honor of ThyCa co-founder Ric Blake. 

ThyCa is committed to supporting research with the goal of cures for all thyroid cancer. ThyCa began funding research grants in 2003. They are the first grants to be funded entirely by thyroid cancer patients, caregivers, and friends. ThyCa has awarded more than $1.9 million for thyroid cancer research, to researchers in Argentina, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States. 

ThyCa thanks all our donors for making possible our research funding program. We invite everyone to join us in our quest to find a cure for all thyroid cancer. 

To find out more about the ThyCa Research Funds and annual Rally for Research, please visit our Rally for Research page.