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.
UCCRF funding has enabled creative experimentation that tests unconventional ideas and brings 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.
Simon M. Shubitz Cancer Prize and Lectureship
The award, presented annually to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the study of cancer, is named in honor of Simon M. Shubitz, MD, a distinguished alumnus known for his dedication as a physician and his efforts as a humanitarian and philanthropist. This event is invitation only.