NVIDIA Foundation Awards $400,000 to Two Trailblazers in Cancer Research

Posted by HardOCP News 9:00 AM (CST)

Thursday November 24, 2016

Hand-to-hand combat with cancer. That describes how two research teams are approaching their fight, using accelerated computing to battle the disease at the most basic levels of human biology. Each group will receive $200,000 from the NVIDIA Foundation, our employee-led philanthropic arm, to further research that could lead to new and more targeted treatments. The two grants are part of the NVIDIA Foundation’s Compute the Cure effort, which supports projects that use parallel computing technology to yield breakthroughs in cancer treatment and diagnostics. A group of NVIDIA employees, with the support of researchers at the National Cancer Institute, chose the recipients from among nearly 20 proposals submitted from around the world.