The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation
The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (UCCRF) plays a key role in helping the UCCCC 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 the UCCCC.
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.