The announcement was made during a press event on Monday. "It's estimated that more than 30,000 HPV-associated cancers occur each year in the United States alone," said Sherry Lansing, SU2C Co-Founder, Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, and Chairperson of the Entertainment Industry Foundation Board of Directors. "Research into new therapies that will benefit patients is urgently needed."
Alana Stewart, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation added, "Farrah was committed to the struggle against anal cancer and other forms of cancer. We are very pleased to continue Farrah's legacy by supporting this important scientific initiative."
The Farrah Fawcett Foundation has joined Stand Up to Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research to form a research team dedicated to HPV-related cancers.