“Giuliana and Bill Rancic Talk About the C3 Prize, Which Funds Innovative Ideas to Help Ease the Cancer Journey”

This great organization called the Nanny Angel Network won the C3 Prize [in 2019]. They provide nanny service to women who are going through cancer to just take that little bit of stress off of them, to know that their kids are being looked after.



“The Rancics Talk Cancer Innovation”

The Rancics recently participated in the C3 Prize, a contest which funds new innovations that help make cancer treatment easier. The couple sat down with CBS News to talk about their personal journey through cancer, and the winner of the C3 Grand Prize.



“Telling the Stories That Matter”

Year after year, C3 Prize entrants exceed our expectations and seem impossible to match, and this year’s applications are no exception. Along with the other judges, I’m reviewing ideas that are unique, thought-provoking and potentially game-changing. When it comes to selecting our 2019 C3 Prize Winners, I know we have our work cut out for us.



“How Giuliana Rancic Is Helping Those with Breast Cancer Find Themselves Again”

Beyond medicine, Astellas Oncology is searching for the best ideas in cancer care that can improve a patient's experience. Anyone—patient, caregiver, or medical professional—can submit an idea, and the C3 Prize will award up to $200,000 in total funds and resources to help winners bring their ideas to life.


Ted Med Blog

“How I Harnessed My Own Cancer Diagnosis to Help Kids with Cancer and Their Parents”

I am so grateful to have been involved with the program as a winner in 2017 and now, as a judge, for the second year in a row. The beauty of the C3 Prize is that anyone with an idea to improve cancer care can apply—the idea can be big or small, emerging or established. What’s important is the ideas’ feasibility, originality, creativity, potential impact, and the applicant’s vision for how to reach people who might benefit from their idea—because innovative and informative healthcare tools are just as impactful for the cancer journey.



“Winner of The Astellas C3 Prize and Founder of Run For A Cure”

When we heard about the C3 Prize, which is a challenge to come up with non-treatment ideas to solve for these challenges, it was a perfect opportunity.” – Ebele Mbanugo, 2018 Grand Prize Winner


The Cancer Letter

“Why cancer innovation must go beyond medicine: The C3 Prize search for ideas with the greatest potential for impact”

The C3 Prize does not end when we announce our finalists. Rather, our mission is to help our winners sustain the momentum of their platforms and achieve their goals.



“Bill Rancic and Mark Reisenauer Discuss the Next “Big Idea” In Cancer Innovation”

What we're looking for are non-treatment options for cancer. Whatever the case may be, there’s no idea to big or too small. – Bill Rancic



“Giuliana and Bill Rancic Talk Innovation and Quality of Life in Cancer Care”

Cancer survivor and E! News host Giuliana Rancic and entrepreneur and motivation expert Bill Rancic are focused on helping support non-treatment ideas to improve cancer care for patients and loved ones via Astellas Oncology’s C3 Prize.

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The Boston Globe

“Harvard students work to better lives of young cancer patients in poor countries”

The five bioengineering and electrical engineering students make up one of three finalists for the 2018 Astellas Oncology C3 Prize, an annual global prize to generate ideas to improve the lives of cancer patients.


Sacramento Business Journal

“UC Davis pathologist competes for global cancer advancement award”

Richard Levenson, vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was awarded a $50,000 grant to work on microscope technology that examines tissue without the need for glass slides.



“We Can. I Can. How One Innovator Is Working to Bring HOPE to Pediatric Patients With Cancer”

With pediatric oncology a priority, Oliveira and his team developed two separate but complementary platforms designed to engage and educate pediatric cancer patients and their caregivers about the importance of physical activity during cancer treatment, and provide information and clarity on the often complex oncologic procedures and treatments themselves.


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