100% of funds raised for Velocity support expert patient care and life-changing research at Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Further You Go, The Closer We All Get 

Cancer touches everyone. According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 16.9 million Americans today who have been diagnosed with cancer. And for every patient, there are family members and friends whose lives have changed as they’ve watched those they love—and those they’ve lost—face cancer.
At Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC), we are dedicated to bringing care, support, and hope to everyone touched by cancer. 100% of the funds raised for Velocity will go directly toward expert patient care and cancer research at the HICCC.
Find out more about how Velocity and the HICCC have had an impact on patients’ lives.

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We Are On A Path To Solve Cancer. Everywhere.

Money raised for Velocity fuels the innovation, collaboration and discovery that has put Columbia’s HICCC at the forefront of cutting-edge cancer research and care. Funds raised this year will go toward:

  • Expanding access to our multi-disciplinary cancer care, especially in areas of greatest need.
  • Enhancing discovery through a “bench to bedside” pipeline, giving researchers resources to rapidly translate laboratory findings into new
  • Fostering career growth across all phases of training, with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Continuing Columbia’s proud legacy of innovative research through the Velocity Fellows Program and more!

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Velocity Fellows

Velocity fuels cutting-edge research by designating funds to innovative researchers—our Velocity Fellows—who are dedicated to discovering better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Our 2020 fellows include the recipient of the first-ever Velocity Data Science Fellowship, an award targeting young investigators. 


2020 Velocity Fellows and the Data Science Fellowship

2019 Velocity Fellows

2018 Velocity Fellows

About The HICCC

Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) is one of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, recognizing scientific and clinical excellence. Fifty years ago, the HICCC became one of the first cancer centers in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute, sparking explosive growth and expansion of cancer research and care at Columbia. 

Today, the HICCC spans 6 schools across Columbia University, and 38 departments, bringing together world-class expertise with one goal: to end cancer, for good. Our researchers and clinicians are transforming cancer care and research, looking at cancer from all angles to pioneer cutting-edge therapies personalized for each patient. Working together, we empower innovation and discovery in prevention, research and clinical care to reduce the burden of cancer for our patients, our community, and the world.

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