RESEARCH —

THE BEST HOPE AGAINST CANCER.

We are Cancer Research Venture Philanthropists, making early investments in bold ideas in the fight against cancer. Help us fund tomorrow’s cancer game-changers today.

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Our Mission

IN 2019, 1,762,450 PEOPLE WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

WE’RE HERE TO REDUCE CANCER DEATHS TO ZERO

Our mission is to raise funds to fund early-career cancer scientists and new directions in cancer science research with the goal of contributing to “Transformational Events” in the prevention, treatment and cure for cancer.

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Our Research

FUNDING RISING STARS WITH BOLD NEW IDEAS.

Our goal is to fund tomorrow’s cancer game changers today. Over the years, the foundation has funded meaningful research resulting in progress and discoveries that have helped advance the fight against cancer. More than 180 researchers have been given the seed capital to launch their ideas in the fight against cancer.

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2020 CRF Fletcher Scholars Announced

2020 CRF Fletcher Scholars Announced

The Fletcher Scholars Award was established in 1988 with a gift from the estate of Eugene and Dorothy S. Fletcher.  With this gift, the Cancer Research Foundation established the Fletcher Scholars Award, a $100,000 grant to be given to an individual scientist who is undertaking research in cancer science with particular importance. 

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2019-20 CRF Young Investigators Named

 2019-20 CRF Young Investigators Named

Congratulations to the 2019-20 Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigators.

The Young Investigator Award is the Cancer Research Foundation’s preeminent grant making program; these awards represent the CRF’s commitment to funding promising early-career scientists.

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CRISPR-Cas Inspired RNA Targeting System

CRISPR-Cas Inspired RNA Targeting System

The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to congratulate our 2014 CRF Young Investigator Dr. Bryan Dickinson, PhD on the development and publication of his CIRTS system.  CIRTS, or “CRISPR-Cas Inspired RNA Targeting System,” suggests a way to build on the success of CRISPR-Cas9, the landmark gene editing tool, and a way to address some of the limitations and issues inherent in using CRISPR-Cas.

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Fighting Cancer Podcast

Fighting Cancer Podcast

LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST: FIGHTING CANCER.

A podcast from the Cancer Research Foundation. Join us as we interview researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are fighting cancer through their bold ideas in science and technology.

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