Dana Farber Award Laura Kleiman CWR for Cancer SMALLLaura Kleiman, PhD, has no trouble seeking her professional passion. She pursues it everywhere – at work, at home, even in the car. Dana-Farber’s 2018 Community Service Award recipient, who will be honored at Thursday afternoon’s Martin Luther King celebration (see box), is focused on one goal: making eective cancer treatment available to as many people as possible. By day she is scientic research director of Dana- Farber’s cBio Center, working with researchers and oncologists mining genomic patient data for molecular clues that might thwart cancer’s resistance to existing therapies. On nights and weekends, she puts on her volunteer lab coat as founder and executive director of Cures Within Reach for Cancer (CWR-4C), a Boston-based initiative sponsored by the nonprofit Cures Within Reach that funds and facilitates the development of new cancer treatments based on repurposing generic drugs already FDA-approved for other purposes.

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