BENEFITING: National Foundation for Cancer Research
SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH
NFCR PROMOTES AND FACILITATES COLLABORATION AMONG SCIENTISTS TO ACCELERATE THE PACE OF DISCOVERY FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scientists in the lab the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself from other organizations by emphasizing long-term, transformative research that is overlooked by other major funding sources. With the help of more than 5.2 million individual donors over the last 44 years, NFCR has delivered more than $350 million in funding to public education and cancer research leading to several important, life-saving discoveries.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 by Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and retired lawyer-entrepreneur Franklin Salisbury, Sr., to provide seed funding and sustainable support for “high-risk/high-reward” cancer research. NFCR research funding promotes and facilitates worldwide collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from laboratory bench to patient bedside. NFCR support of laboratories and dozens of scientists over the past 44 years has helped make possible cancer treatments that are saving lives today. In addition, NFCR provides cancer information to more than 25 million U.S. households annually to raise public awareness about cancer prevention and early diagnosis.
NFCR develops collaborative platforms to promote translation of those early findings into patient applications by serving as a “One-Stop” Cancer Fighting Partner in bringing together scientists, agencies, the public and others to achieve breakthroughs in research. NFCR has established deep networks with key academic leaders; convened international collaborative leaders in the research process; strengthened relationships between medical networks and top governmental agencies in the United States and China; and has been an effective cross-cultural communicator and negotiator in the scientific community.