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NFCR is Cancer Research

From day one, NFCR has stood apart from larger cancer charities and government science funding institutions because we support the cutting edge research that those other groups can’t and won’t fund.

NFCR is dedicated to supporting “high risk/high reward” cancer research and public education relating to prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer.

Recent Blog Posts

Improving the Delivery and Efficacy of Anti-Cancer Therapeutics

In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professional Week, we’d like to highlight a few of the many accomplishments of NFCR-funded scientist, Dr. Rakesh Jain. About Dr. Rakesh Jain Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D., Andrew Werk Cook professor of tumor biology (radiation...

The Pioneering Gene Work of Dr. Mary-Claire King

The Szent-Györgyi Prize was established in honor of Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, co-founder of NFCR, to recognize outstanding scientific achievement in the war against cancer. Ten years later, “ASG Winners: Then & Now” looks at these winners, their...

Understanding Adaptive Clinical Trials

Testing new treatments is key to successfully treating cancer. Unfortunately, the current model for conducting clinical trials — evaluating the effectiveness of therapies on human subjects — is inefficient, expensive and suffers from high failure rates. To overcome...

With the help of 4.5 million individual donors over the last 40 years, NFCR has delivered more than $340 million in funding to cancer research leading to numerous breakthroughs, including prevention strategies, earlier diagnostic techniques, and new anticancer drugs and therapies.

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