There are no easy answers in the fight against cancer. But Dr. John S. Stehlin, Jr. and Evans Attwell, an attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP, created the Foundation in 1969 with a specific and urgent mission: to discover and develop the most effective treatments for patients suffering from cancer in the shortest period of time.
The Foundation is dedicated to patient-centered research, and Stehlin is one of a very few research laboratories in the world with a singular focus on human cancers.
Research is conducted in a state-of-the-art 27,000 square foot laboratory in Houston, Texas. Its research staff includes five PhDs and 14 technicians/scientists with an average Foundation tenure exceeding 16 years. Bobby Anderson has served as the Foundation’s President for more than 30 years. Governance is provided by a Board of Trustees comprised of highly-committed community and business leaders, physicians, and scientists.
“Dr. Stehlin has been right about cancer for more than 40 years . . . He achieved his remarkable success by carefully observing the behavior of cancer. He found order where others had only seen chaos. He found rules where others said there were no rules. And he spared hundreds of patients the disfiguring consequences of radical surgery.”
Dr. Richard Evans,
General Surgeon, 2007