MISSION STATEMENT: Pursuing the cure

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Stephen Tuttle of West Chester, PA passed away in January, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Cleveland, OH, Steve received a BS Degree in biology from Muskingum College, a MS in Genetic Toxicology from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Pennsylvania.  He continued his career as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at Penn RadOnc, where he worked to define the role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in tumor progression and response to therapy.  In 2010, Steve was instrumental in securing a NIH R25 training grant that established an innovative national program for training talented undergraduates in radiation sciences.  This program (termed SUPERS) is still active to this day, and thanks primarily to Steve’s stewardship and dedication, it has introduced over 40 individuals of diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to the fields of Radiation Biology, Physics, and Imaging.


Steve was an avid athlete, enjoying swimming, tennis, and was extremely passionate about cycling – regularly clocking over 100 miles per week riding up and down the hills of Chester County.  Steve contributed enormously to the Abramson Cancer Center’s annual bike race, raising thousands of dollars in sponsorships on behalf of the RadOnc department.  He loved traveling, especially trips that would allow for hiking, biking, and the “more than occasional” craft brewery stop.


He will always be remembered for his contagious smile, his sense of humor, boundless optimism, dedication to teaching, and love for his family and friends, as well as his unwavering support of the perennial underdogs – the Cleveland Browns.


To honor Steve’s legacy, the Stephen Tuttle Fund for Oncology Research & Education was set up to fund educational and research opportunities for the next generation of scientists, with the hope of getting closer each year to the cure.



You can donate by mailing a check, made payable to:

Stephen Tuttle Fund for Oncology Research and Education, c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382