Real Research, Real Results. Together We Can Cure Cancer.

The Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) is a nonprofit charity committed to funding excellence in basic genetic research to cure and diagnose cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other chronic illnesses and to foster the training of young doctors in a spirit of professionalism and humanism. In 1993, Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., founded the Sbarro Health Research Organization Institute with a generous donation from Mario Sbarro the Founder of the Sbarro restaurant chain, following Dr. Giordano’s discovery of the tumor suppressor gene pRb2, and cell cycle genes CDK9, CDK10. Initially named the Sbarro Institute, the research center was located at Thomas Jefferson University, where Dr. Giordano was a professor.


Message from Dr. Antonio Giordano - Founder of SHRO

"Think of genetic research as language. We have identified the words; now we are constructing the dictionary and learning the rules of grammar. Our task is to continue assembling the dictionary and perhaps the construction of a few grammatically accurate sentences. The goal is to eventually add new chapters to the novel of life"

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