Arnold S. Leonard Cancer Research Fund

Arnold S. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Leonard was Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and Head of the Pediatric Surgery Department. He has devoted himself entirely to cancer research in genetic engineering, boosting the immune system with human interleukin-2 gene. An Endowed Scholar Chair has been placed in Dr. Leonard’s name in the Surgery Department at the University of Minnesota, and he has also received the Wangensteen Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Leonard belongs to the major surgical societies, and continues to lecture throughout the world on the importance of the immune system and its relationship to cancer. He has written over 260 articles and books.

Arnold S. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.

Traxlers 2014 is FILLING UP (participants & donations)!

ASL Cancer Research Fund supporters are AMAZING! Our 2014 fundraiser is about 3 weeks away and we are nearly at full capacity for registered participants (just a few spots remaining so call now if you’d like to attend). There is still lots of room for folks to come for the dinner and auction portion of the day. Happy hour starts at 4:00pm and dinner will be served at 5:30pm. Tickets are $100 per person and include Traxlers Famous Wild Game Dinner, happy hour appetizers, and a chance to win SO MUCH GREAT STUFF that has been donated by companies and individuals that support this cancer research. Also, new this year, MEAT RAFFLE! 

Raffle and Auctions Items (more donations arriving daily that will be added):

MN Vikings Game Tickets/Rapid Flyer Duck Decoys /Cabelas Gift Baskets/North Dakota Deer Hunt/Primos Elk Systems/MN Vikings Signed Footballs/Labrador Puppy?/JBL Wireless/Headphones/Columbia River Knives/Smoky Mountain Knives/WW2 Airplane Ride/Scentlok Gift Card/Mathews Bow & Accessories/Doolittles Woodfire Grill Gift Card/Primos/ Hunting DVDs/Disney Theme Park Passes/MN Vikings Sideline Hats/Mossy Oak Apparel/2 Pair WildEars/Upgrala Hunt with Dr. Leonard/Dicks Sports Gift Cards/Preachers Run Farm Pheasant Hunt/Rapala Lures/Primos Elk Call/North Dakota Duck Hunting Trip/Hunter Safety System/1943 Steerman Airplane Ride /2 Fishing Trips/Kwikee Quiver/Mathews Hats/Wildlife Research Product Packs/Les Kouba Signed Print/Ladies Jewelry/2 Muzzleloaders/Rig’Em Right Waterfowl Products/Day With a Surgeon/Limbsaver Products/Collectible Texaco Banks/Summit Brewery Gift Pack/Beats Headphones/Scentkiller Packs/Xbox Games/Kenwood Electronics/JamboxBluetooth Speaker/Artwork/Radar Detector/Hartmann Luggage/Turkey Vest/Lucid Beer Package/The Anchor Fish & Chips Gift Card/Mathews Bow Quiver/2 Octane Quivers/Bowtech Bow and Accessories/Trail Cam Mounting System


We can turn your unwanted new or used household stuff into cash for cancer research!

Do you have anything stuffed into your closet or garage that you can donate? We would love your new, used, vintage or collectible household items, tools, building materials, tractors, clothes, furniture, boats, property, hunting/fishing/outdoor gear, vehicles, electronics, tackle, nature prints, artwork, resort stays, jewelry, watches, dishes, memorabilia, sporting goods, or any items you think could … More

Donation Acknowledgements

Did you know that when you donate to the ASL Cancer Research Fund, you can make your donation in honor of someone, or in memory of someone, and we will send them or their family a nice acknowledgement letter personally signed by Dr. Leonard stating who the donation was given by? This is a great … More

Dr. Leonard signing books at the Amplatz Children’s Hospital


Click here for a great video explaining the genetic engineering in the lab:

Dr. Leonard’s New Book

“Through the Portals of Pigs and Manure, The Story of the Minnesota Influence on American Surgery”   Dr. Leonard’s book is now available and can be purchased here for $14.99. All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Arnold S. Leonard Cancer Research Fund. $14.99, pay via PayPal Check out the book’s … More

Mission Statement

The Arnold S. Leonard Cancer Research Fund raises funds to directly support cancer research in genetic engineering taking place at the University of Minnesota bioengineering lab.

Laboratory and Clinical Trial Update

July 2013 Progress in the lab continues to go extremely well.  They have now constructed 18 new salmonella fighting cancer strains and are in the process of testing which one will contain the most powerful anti-cancer effect.  We really appreciate your interest in this project and research.  We are extremely hopeful that we will have … More

Alumni Philanthropy and Service Award

It was quite inspirational seeing Dr. Leonard acknowledged among the most influential University of Minnesota Medical School alumni October 15th, 2010. The University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society hosted the Alumni Celebration Banquet where Dr. Leonard was awarded with the Alumni Philanthropy and Service Award, in honor of his significant medical and philanthropic contributions to … More