Pioneering New Ideas and Accelerating Breakthroughs to Save Lives
The National Foundation for Cancer Research funds “high-risk and high-impact” research with one absolute goal: Research for a Cure for all types of cancer. Cancer research requires a long-term commitment to make an impact. The newest treatments available today are often the fruits of research that started decades ago.
NFCR is dedicated to all aspects of cancer research along the entire continuum.
- Basic research fuels all groundbreaking discoveries and increases our understanding of the fundamental nature of cancer.
- Translational research applies lab discoveries toward new and better cancer therapies and technologies and tests for safety for the first time in patients.
- Clinical research tests the effectiveness of therapies in patients to gain regulatory approval as a new life-saving treatment.