Ongoing Impact

2014–2022 Cancer Research Projects

VeloSano grants two different types of awards. VeloSano Pilot Grants provide seed funding for cancer research activities being performed across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise. Utilizing a competitive application and peer-review selection process, the goal of the VeloSano Pilot Grants is to support projects with a high likelihood of leading to successful, future extramural grant funding.

VeloSano Impact Grants are distributed by the VeloSano Medical Chairman to satisfy the critical needs of Cleveland Clinic’s cancer program. Whether a piece of equipment, advanced technology, recruitment or laboratory expenses, the VeloSano Impact Grants are to address strategic priorities that will advance the investigational abilities in the area of cancer research. These awards are meant to ensure that our caregivers and patients have access to the best talent and technology available.

In nine years, VeloSano participants & supporters generated $37 million which has been used to fund 220+ cancer research projects. Below, is a snapshot of the number of projects by specific cancers funded since 2014.

2022 Projects

Cancer Types in Research

Bladder Cancer

Blood Cancer

BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant)

Brain Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancer Disparities


Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Ewing Sarcoma

Head and Neck Cancer

Kidney Cancer


Liver Cancer

Lung Cancer


Multiple Myeloma

Myeloid Neoplasia

Oral Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Pediatric Blood Cancer

Pediatric Brain Cancer

Pediatric Cancer Disparities

Pediatric Fertility Preservation

Pediatric Leukemia

Pediatric Lymphoma

Pediatric Sarcomas

Pediatric Solid Tumors

Prostate Cancer


Skin Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Uveal (Ocular Melanoma)

Projects Targeting Multiple Cancers