News 9 will be simulcasting the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telethon Friday night from 7 to 8 p.m., the sixth such telecast in the organization's ten-year history.
More than $480 million has been pledged over the past ten years in support of SU2C’s innovative cancer research. Work by SU2C researchers has contributed to FDA approval of five new cancer treatments.
The organization has brought together more than 1,500 of the best scientists from more than 180 leading institutions to work together on 24 of Stand Up To Cancer’s signature "Dream Teams," among a total of 79 team science grants and awards, whose research is aimed at ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched or completed more than 180 clinical trials involving over 12,000 patients.
The Friday night broadcast will preempt the regularly scheduled Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition.