Our research efforts

The Katie Moore Foundation aims to improve the lives of patients affected by rare cancers through the support of basic research, discovery, and clinical efforts.


During the last two decades, remarkable progress has been made in the molecular characterization of cancer, leading to therapeutic treatments that are becoming increasingly personalized to the unique profile of a patient’s tumor. Most of this progress has been applied to common cancers due to the increased attention and funding given to them. We believe there is a cost-efficient opportunity to translate these advances to rare cancers. Advised by some of the nation’s leading cancer experts, the Katie Moore Foundation will seek to expand the scientific understanding of rare cancers and the set of clinical approaches available for treating them effectively.