Get involved in one of our regional chapters! Stay up to date on the latest breakthroughs, participate in educative and fundraising events, and take part in our quest for a cure. Our work would not be possible without the inspiration and dedication of people across the country giving their time and energy to beat cancer. Every person makes a difference.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments, and ultimately a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside. NFCR is committed to Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer.
Join us in our commitment to preventing cancer...
Each gift you make to NFCR is helping scientists search for better ways to treat and cure cancer. But of course, we'd all rather avoid cancer if we possibly can.
Research has shown that there are some simple things each of us can do to reduce our cancer risk. Please follow these important cancer prevention tips:
- Avoid using tobacco products.
- Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
- Increase the amount of fiber in your diet.
- Limit alcohol intake.
- Avoid excess sun exposure and wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
- Maintain healthy weight.
- Know the warning signs for common cancers and perform regular self-exams.
...to detecting cancer early...
When cancer does occur, the cure rate is greatly increased by early detection. So make time for an annual physical exam, screening tests, and self examinations that could save your life! Learn more about self-examinations for skin and breast cancers.
Your age, family medical history, lifestyle and occupation are important factors which your doctor will consider. Please keep in mind that your doctor may have good reason to do things differently based on your individual case.
...and to helping cancer survivors live a better life.
If you or a loved one has finished treatment, nutrition once again should be front and center. Chemotherapy and radiation can deplete the body of such things as fat-soluble vitamins, proteins, minerals and glycogen. Making nutrition a priority will allow the body to make a quicker recovery. Please follow these important cancer recovery tips:
- Eat three balanced meals a day with a small snack between meals.
- Have dried fruits as a healthy snack.
- Avoid snacking all day in place of meals, this will lower your appetite.
- Cook a home cooked meal-the smell and seeing others eat will help the appetite.
- Include proteins/starches in meals-the body needs calories and you will feel stronger.
- Drink a fruit smoothie or vegetable juice between meals to provide needed fiber.
Please send in your gift today.