Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative

Funding & Support

Widely hailed as the future of phase II drug development, the adaptive I-SPY 2 platform trial has set a new benchmark for efficiency, through innovation in trial design and clinical operations.

The I-SPY platform is supported by a number of mechanisms, including philanthropic support and scientific research grants. I-SPY leadership and investigators are deeply grateful for the support of the following organizations.

Sustaining Sponsors

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.


The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation was established by William K. Bowes, Jr. and incorporated as a private foundation in the State of California in 1991.The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in several areas including (but not exclusively) medical research, access to college, the arts, and higher education.


Safeway Foundation is a valued, long-term sponsor of the I-SPY Program. Founded in 2001, the Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Safeway stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighbourhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of Health and Human Services, Hunger, Youth and Education, Veterans and Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities. The Safeway Foundation is a part of the national Albertsons Companies Foundation.


Give Breast Cancer the Boot is an annual concert event benefiting the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and UCSF breast cancer programs. Proceeds from "Give Breast Cancer the Boot" support breast cancer programs at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Center of Excellence in Women's Health.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. In 2017-2018, BCRF will award $59.5million in annual grantsto more than 275scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe.


Early Sponsors

The FNIH forges public-private partnerships and alliances to advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries that can change and improve the quality of people’s lives. Established by Congress to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health, the FNIH raises funds, provides scientific expertise and administers research programs for a wide range of health challenges.