About Us

The National Foundation for Cancer Research was co-founded in 1973 by Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi and lawyer and entrepreneur Franklin Salisbury, Sr. Over the past four decades, we have grown into a world-renowned organization driven by our mission to fund leading-edge cancer research through prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR supports nearly 50 laboratories and numerous scientists that have helped make possible many cancer treatments that are saving lives today. Chances are, you know someone who has benefited from advances made possible by our scientists. 

NFCR is proud to guide the charge against cancer by funding accelerated cancer research, providing seed-funding to leading scientists and research centers, and encouraging global collaboration within the scientific community. Our mission is to fund the most promising cancer research in an effort to save lives.