When Adam Broder ’97, thought about making a difference, his thoughts instantly turned to cancer research. Both he and his wife Rachel had examples of the disease’s toll on both of their families — and were compelled to find solutions. This motivation led to the establishment of the Adam and Rachel Broder Fund for Cancer Research, which provides seed funding for scientists. While the awards are available to any Cornell faculty member, they are administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), which has a long history of translational cancer research.
“My wife and I were very interested in making an impact in next-generation cancer research,” says Broder. “After meeting the team at the Veterinary College, I was just blown away. What the scientists are doing there is incredible.”