About Gateway

Shaping a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared.

OUR CHALLENGE

Cancer is a global threat that requires a global response. According to the World Health Organization, more than 18 million people around the world are diagnosed with cancer every year.

To that end, Gateway is accelerating practice-changing discoveries in cancer care by harnessing the unrelenting passion of the research community and empowering patients to triumph over their disease. All guided by a clear vision: To shape a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared.

Our Story

At Gateway for Cancer Research, it is always and only about the patients we serve. Founded in 1991, Gateway is one of the only nonprofits solely dedicated to funding Phase I and II clinical trials for cancers of all types, urgently bringing breakthroughs to the bedside for courageous patients and their families.

Gateway invests in research that has the potential to forever change the face of cancer care through advancements in treatments and therapies that make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. Thanks to the generosity of valued donors, we have achieved many significant breakthroughs in the quest to shape a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared.

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A Message from the President

Gateway for Cancer Research funds innovative clinical research centered on one objective: to end cancer as we know it. We are driven by passion, a sense of urgency, and a deep desire to have a lasting impact for the patients we are privileged to serve.

The innovative clinical studies being funded by Gateway around the world are yielding real, tangible results. Through philanthropic contributions from those who believe that ending cancer is a shared responsibility, Gateway is accelerating discoveries that empower patients to triumph over their disease.

Michael Burton, President of Gateway for Cancer Research

Michael Burton

President and CEO
Gateway for Cancer Research

Gateway's Leadership

Board of Directors

Providing guidance and support to ensure the long-term growth and advancement of Gateway’s purpose and vision

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Associates Board

Young professionals dedicated to elevating Gateway among young professionals in the Chicago area and beyond

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Research & Grants Committee

An external body of clinician-scientists, patient advocates and peer review colleagues who review research proposals for scientific merit

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Gateway Team

Bringing together decades of experience, the Gateway team is bringing our vision to shape a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared to life

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Gateway News

October 10, 2019

Next Frontiers in Precision Oncology... Meet Dr. Laura Agresta
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May 30, 2020

$1.5 million grant in scientific partnership with Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation will fund innovative immunotherapy cancer study at Wilmot Cancer Institute
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November 6, 2020

New Decentralized Grants Program Advances Cancer Research in the COVID-19 Era
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Our 2019 Annual Report

Within this Annual Report, you will learn more about the progress Gateway for Cancer Research has made during our 2019 fiscal year. We hope you will be inspired by the breadth and depth of our mission, and gain an even greater understanding of why we must continue to advance our vital cause, bringing breakthroughs to the bedside for patients around the world facing a cancer diagnosis.

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Be A Gateway

Help Cancer Patients Today

More than 6,000 people have enrolled in Gateway-funded trials. Help even more patients triumph over their disease by investing in cancer research.

Fundraise for Gateway

Through our DIY program, GateRaisers, the funds you raise helps us bring cures to people living with all types of cancer. Be a GateRaiser and make a difference today.

In The News

Stay up to date with the latest cancer research advancements, patient impact stories, and Gateway-related breaking news.