National Foundation for Cancer Research

Research for a Cure

aka NFCR   |   Rockville, MD   |  www.NFCR.org

Mission

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to 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.

Ruling year info

2010

President and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Sujuan Ba Ph.D.

Main address

5515 Security Lane Suite 1105

Rockville, MD 20852 USA

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EIN

04-2531031

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Cancer Research (H30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (U12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cancer is newly diagnosed in 1.7 million Americans per year and annually claims the lives of 600 thousand of the country's men, women and children. Although tremendous strides have been made in the scientific understanding of the disease and development of measures to counter it, so very much more progress is necessary in laboratories, clinics and hospitals in order to produce better treatments, earlier diagnoses, preventive measures and, ultimately, cures for this most dreaded of ailments.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cancer Research

Grants to support Cancer Researchers in the areas of cutting-edge basic and translational scientific research

Population(s) Served
Adults

Educational and awareness-building materials provided at no cost to more than 20 million U.S. residents per year in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection and treatment

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2016

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NFCR research funding promotes and facilitates worldwide collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from laboratory bench to patient bedside. We support of laboratories and dozens of scientists over the past 45 years has helped make possible cancer treatments that are saving lives today. In addition, NFCR provides cancer information to more than 25 million U.S. households annually to raise public awareness about cancer prevention and early diagnosis.

NFCR seeks to pool immediately deployable funding to provide support for both basic and translational cancer research in and with some of America's best laboratories and their leading directors and teams. Also, we aim to educate more than 25 million U.S. households per year on the steps they and their loved ones can take to reduce cancer risk and better understand the disease.

NFCR offers robust research grants to some of America's best cancer researchers, funding that is unavailable from many other more traditional sources, such as universities, government agencies or corporations. We also have cultivated a constituency base of over 25 million U.S. households to whom we offer succinct, digestible cancer research updates, as well as early diagnosis and preventive best practices. This is all performed in conjunction with a world-class Scientific Advisory Board and is aided by the platform afforded by our creation and annual presentation of one of the global cancer research communities' most prestigious awards: the Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, named after NFCR's Nobel Prize winning co-founder, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.

NFCR has provided more than $380 million for cutting-edge cancer research. We have supported hundreds of scientists since our founding in 1973. And we won't be finished until there is a cure for all cancer types.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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National Foundation for Cancer Research

Board of directors
as of 7/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Judith Barnhard

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC

Term: 2020 - 2024

Wendi Picker

Accommodations Unlimited

Padmakumar Kaimal

Suven Life Sciences

Edward West

Law Offices of Edward S. West

Alfred Slanetz

Geneius Biotechnology

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Female
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Disability status
Person without a disability

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