The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (UCCRF) plays a key role in helping the Comprehensive Cancer Center enhance cancer care, develop more effective and safer therapies, and promote prevention and screening research. The UCCRF is a not-for-profit organization, founded by Maurice Goldblatt in the 1940s, to support basic and clinical research programs related to the treatment and prevention of cancer at UChicago.
UCCRF funding has enabled creative experimentation that tested unconventional ideas and brought about monumental advances in cancer care. It has supported research that deepened and expanded our understanding of malignancy. It also has promoted the value and importance of cancer prevention and research in our communities.
The University of Chicago, a globally recognized institution that has been home to distinguished scientists and Nobel Prize laureates, has a history of exceptional accomplishments, many of which were funded with the help of the UCCRF. For example:
The UCCRF has four boards that help raise funds for cancer research. Learn more by visiting the links below.