National Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research from a scientific perspective. NFCR research at both the cellular and molecular levels is leading to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, new treatments, and eventually a cure for cancer. By supporting the best ideas of the best minds and by facilitating collaboration among all researchers, advances in one field contribute to discoveries in another. This is what NFCR's "Laboratory Without Walls" makes possible.

NFCR has spent over $176 million to support "cutting-edge" basic science cancer research at universities and research hospitals worldwide. Our support of discovery-oriented basic science cancer research in the laboratory has helped redefine cancer as a molecular disease, coming from the genes. This research has opened the way for better prevention strategies, earlier diagnostic techniques, and new anticancer drugs and treatments. This is research that will save lives. This is "Research for a Cure."

For more information, or to contact National Foundation for Cancer Research, see their website at: www.researchforacure.com

» Recent News

New Frontiers in RNA Research - Berlin Conference to Highlight New Potentials in Disease Research
17 Mar 03 | The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today announced an upcoming conference titled "New Frontiers in RNA Research" to be held in Berlin Germany, July 9 -12, 2003 at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin-Brandenburg.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch New Center to Strengthen Therapeutic Antibody Research and Engineering
10 Mar 03 | The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today the establishment of the NFCR Center for Therapeutic Antibody Engineering at Dana-Farber to assist scientists in developing new antibodies for cancer.

National Foundation for Cancer Research Set to Hold Peer Review Committee Meeting to Review Research Proposals
24 Feb 03 | The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that they are set to meet April, 30 - May 1st in Washington, DC to hold their peer-review and planning committee to review research applications and determine research projects.

Connie Francis to Perform in Redbank, NJ at the Count Basie Theater
16 Sep 02 | Connie Francis is set to perform at the Tenth Annual Vincent Rugnetta Memorial Concert on October 12th. The concert will take place at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. All proceeds will benefit The National Foundation for Cancer Research.

Lung Cancer Remains Top Cancer Killer of Women
24 Apr 02 | Lung cancer remains the top cause of cancer death of women in the United States. Although perceived as a "man's disease", lung cancer is currently the leading cause of cancer death for both women and men.

University of Arizona Cancer Center and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch the Center for New Therapies Development
19 Apr 02 | The Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona along with the National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today the formation of a new partnership to establish the NFCR Center for New Therapies Development at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Penn State College of Medicine researcher to head new NFCR Center for Metatastic Cancer Research
08 Apr 02 | A dynamic group of respected national research institutions today announced the formation of a new partnership with the basic goal of finding out what causes cancer to metastasize or spread.

Victoria Lundblad, Ph.D. Awarded AACR-NFCR Professorship in Basic Cancer Research
08 Apr 02 | The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced today that Victoria Lundblad, Ph.D. of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas is the recipient of the 2nd AACR-NFCR award.

Practical Tips in Cancer Prevention: Six Habits that Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk
03 Apr 02 | April is Cancer Awareness Month and research shows that as many as 80% of all cancer cases could be prevented. While researchers continue to break down cancer to discover a cure, taking steps to prevent cancer is the best defense.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research and Penn State University launch new Center for Metastatic Cancer Research
28 Mar 02 | The National Foundation for Cancer Research and Penn State University today announced the formation of a New Center for Metastatic Cancer Research with the goal of finding out what causes cancer to metastasize.

Anthrax research project completes in-silico screening in twenty-four days
08 Mar 02 | Collaborators of the Anthrax Research Project, designed to screen 3.5 billion molecules against a known anthrax toxin protein, announced today the turnover of results to the United States Department of Defense and United Kingdom government.

Cancer Researchers Find Proof that Tomato Sauce Reduces DNA Damage in Prostate Cancer Patients
18 Dec 01 | Tomato sauce may both reduce DNA damage and help prevent and treat prostate cancer according to a new study release by National Foundation for Cancer Research Project Director Phyllis Bowen, Ph.D, R.D. at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Top Ten Food Tips for the Holidays from the National Foundation for Cancer Research
19 Nov 01 | The holiday season, filled with get-togethers with family and friends, is fun and joyous, making it one of the most celebrated times of the year. It may also be one of the most stressful and tiring times, creating an additional strain on your health.

Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
10 Oct 01 | Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. But when detected early, the chances for successful treatment of breast cancer are much improved.

Dr. Susan B. Horowitz, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Receives $300,000 Grant from National Foundation for Cancer Research
05 May 01 | Dr. Susan Band Horwitz, professor and co-chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has received a $300,000 three-year grant from the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

Use Your PC to Combat Cancer
03 Apr 01 | The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that it has teamed with technology companies Intel, United Devices and Oxford University in an effort to turn personal computers worldwide into a virtual supercomputer to fight cancer.

Screensaver Lifesaver - Anyone With Access To a Computer Could Find a Cure For Cancer
03 Apr 01 | Anyone, anywhere with access to a PC, could help find a cure for cancer by giving 'screensaver time' from their computers to the world's largest ever computational project, which will screen 250 million molecules for cancer-fighting potential.

Intel and Scientific Community Announce Cancer Research Program
03 Apr 01 | Intel Corporation and leaders of the scientific research community today announced a new philanthropic effort to help combat life-threatening diseases by linking millions of PCs to create the world's largest and most powerful computing resource.

LabBook Partnering with the National Foundation for Cancer Research in Genomics Research
01 Mar 01 | LabBook, Inc. an XML-based life science informatics and information-service provider for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and academic researchers, has partnered with the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR).

Industrial Investment Council and Freie Universitšt Berlin Announce Establishment of the NFCR Center for RNA Cancer Research
31 Jan 01 | The Industrial Investment Council and the Freie Universitšt Berlin today announced the establishment of a new National Foundation for Cancer Research Center in Berlin.

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