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We are a recognized leader in cancer clinical trials in Illinois and have earned a reputation for excellence.

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The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation

The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (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 University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UCCRF plays a key role in helping enhance cancer care, develop more e­ffective and safer therapies, and promote prevention and screening research through fundraising.



The Board of Trustees includes presidents of the subsidiary boards, representatives of other foundations, and distinguished philanthropists. This wealth of experience and knowledge provides counsel, guidance, and support for the UCCRF.


Since its inception in 1959, the Auxiliary Board has raised more than $4 million for cancer research at UChicago by physician-scientists who are in the early stages of their careers, thus advancing the forefront of cancer knowledge and care.

The newly renamed Breakthrough Board, formerly known as the UCCRF Women’s Board, is now a volunteer board of the Cancer Research Foundation‘s Chicago Chapter and continues to support UChicago Medicine’s cancer research and care efforts.


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Learn more about game-changing discoveries that are shaping the future of patient care at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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With over 200 dedicated physicians and scientists in cancer research and care, UChicago Medicine is attacking cancer from every angle.

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Read about the latest research, advances in care, patient stories, and more on UChicago Medicine’s online magazine, The Forefront.