National Foundation for Cancer Research

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National Foundation for Cancer Research
Founded 1973
Founder Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi and Franklin Salisbury, Sr.
Focus "Basic Cancer Research"
Area served
United States
Key people
Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr., President and CEO
Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer


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

The NFCR has funded nearly 50 laboratories worldwide. While most funds are raised in the United States from small donations, the organization spends the majority of its research dollars in China and uses additional funds to support the Asian Fund for Cancer Research, managed and run by the same staff.[1]

According to Reuters News Agency, one of the Founders of NFCR, was charged with bilking investors out of $25.7 million in 2008.[2]

The President and COO manage the organization, are married and are paid a salary in excess of $730,000/year between them.[3]