National Foundation for Cancer Research
Rating: 3.73 stars 83 83 reviews 6,406
4600 East West Highway Suite 525 Bethesda MD 20814 USA
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early 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. NFCR is committed to Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancers.
40 years of supporting cancer research! Today, we stand proudly beside more than 11 million cancer survivors living in the United States. Since 1973, we have provided more than $320 million to fund cancer research and prevention education. NFCR has allowed some of the world's brightest scientists to take initial steps toward breakthrough discoveries, laying the groundwork for the development of many of today's most innovative and effective cancer therapies. NFCR is making a difference in the lives of millions of cancer patients and their families worldwide.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research affects people all over the world - we all know someone who has been touched by cancer. Our discoveries in the laboratory turn into life-saving cancer treatments, many of which you read about in the news today! To learn more, visit www.NFCR.org.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones
Geographic areas served:
funding cancer research programs all over the world.
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1 person found this review helpful
NEVER SUPPORT THIS CHARITY. Here are 10 reasons why?
1) Isn’t it TRUE that the FOUNDER of this charity is CHARGED WITH BILKING $25.7 MILLION IN FRAUD SCHEME? (source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cftc-fraud-scheme-idUSN0230678320080502).
2) Isn’t it TRUE that the CEO (Mr. Salisbury Jr.) and the President & COO (Ms. Ba) are husband and wife team? How many public charities in America are run by a HUSBAND & WIFE team? (Source: NFCR’s 990 on website- www.NFCR.org - page 53).
3) Isn’t it TRUE that together their salary is $750,000 per Year? The average gift for this charity is $15. That means 50,000 donors are contributing to these two executives salary (50,000 x $15 = $750,000) instead of cancer research. (Source: NFCR’s 990 on website- www.NFCR.org - page 8).
4) Isn’t it TRUE that they both receive $62,914 per year towards their pension from National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)? That is less than the salary of most full-time staff at the National Foundation for Cancer Research. (Source: NFCR’s 990 on website- www.NFCR.org - page 8).
5) Isn’t it TRUE that NFCR spent about $3 million (~20%) for salary, benefits, travel, office expense, legal etc.? (Source: NFCR’s 990 on website- www.NFCR.org - page 11, Line 5-23).
6) Isn’t it TRUE that NFCR spent ONLY about $4.35 million (~29%) on Cancer Research? (Source: NFCR’s 990 on website- www.NFCR.org - page 11, Line 1 & 3). Why NFCR spent $1.36 million (page 11, Line 3) raised from American public in China and Hong Kong etc.?
7) Isn’t it TRUE that NFCR spent about $6.7 million (~46%) on Fundraising? (Source: NFCR’s 990 on website- www.NFCR.org - page 11, Line 24a & 24b). That means 66% (20% + 46%) is going towards FUNDRAISING and ADMINISTRATIVE cost.
8) Isn’t it TRUE that most (4 out of 5) of the NFCR leadership team is of Chinese origin (President, Chief Finance Officer & Chief Science Officer) or family member (Chief Executive Officer)? Half of the staff at NFCR is Chinese. Check NFCR’s website.
9) Isn’t it TRUE that more than 20 employees left NFCR in the last 5 years? The total number of staff at NFCR is less than 20. Why such a big turn over? When work environment is TOXIC – it impact the morale of staff.
10) Isn’t it TRUE that both NFCR and Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR – A Foreign Charity - https://afcr.org.hk/en) are run by same staff, same address in Bethesda, Maryland?
The foundation claims that ~75% of the funds go to support their programs. Based on NFCR’s 990, ONLY less than 30% goes towards Cancer Research. That means about 70% of NFCR’s revenue is going towards FUNDRAISING and ADMINISTRATIVE cost etc.
THERE ARE MUCH BETTER CHARITIES SUPPORTING CANCER RESEARCH.
6 people found this review helpful
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is run by a tyrant lady (President & Chief Operating Officer) that everyone is afraid of, backed up by her CEO husband (Nice guy but from another time and place, like 1952 when sexual harassment was okay, no idea about cancer research). They pay themselves about a million dollars while the rest of the staff scrapes by. Over half of the employees are Chinese and fearful of the tyrant lady (President & COO) who runs this organization like her family foundation (even though all of NFCR’s funds were donated by American public). Check out NFCR’s website (www.NFCR.org): out of top FIVE leaders listed THREE are Chinese origin and the CEO is married to the President. NFCR fund so many Chinese faculties or faculties with Chinese staff. Spend several millions in China. Looks like NFCR under the current management is raising money from American public to support Chinese faculties/staff here in US, Hong Kong and China. Employees need to pay attention to the President’s mood, tried not to get in her way, and have to make tea for her. All employees who work for them are under huge pressure every day in a very toxic work environment. She is away from office half the time. The two travels and stay in luxurious hotels & private clubs all over the world under the guise of promoting cancer research. They leave in a multi-million-dollar mansion, son going to one of the most expensive private school in USA, drive BMW’s and are members of several private clubs in Washington DC, New York and Hong Kong. They spent lot of money, raised for cancer research from American public, on their travel, gifts, party etc. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is Chinese origin and approves all their expense. The CFO was a part-time employee and very loyal to them. One of the reasons why he is the CFO is because he does whatever they want him to do with accounting (MANIPULATING THE NFCR & AFCR ACCOUNTING). Most of the money NFCR raise goes towards (several millions) fundraising, salary and travel INSTEAD of cancer research (take a look at NFCR’s 990 on their website). Despite raising their money in the U.S, this group appears to be little more than a knock-off of the Asian Fund for Cancer Research in Hong Kong (a Foreign Charity)...same address, phone number, even the same staff members. Despite the name, this group appears to be more interested in promoting research in China than in the United States. - https://afcr.org.hk/en Asian Fund for Cancer Research 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA Tel: (001) 301-961-9131 Fax: (001) 301-654-5824 5) Every year, NFCR send million's of dollars, raised from American public, to Asian Fund for Cancer Research in Hong Kong. Nobody knows how this money is spend. I heard from lot of donors/volunteers/employees that CEO & President and COO is funneling this money to China and goes to their pocket.
NO OVERSIGHT BY THE NFCR BOARD. The NFCR board is filled with their friends. THERE IS NOBODY WITH EXPERTISE IN CANCER RESEARCH ON THE NFCR BOARD. All are Attorney’s, CPA’s, investors etc. NFCR need scientists and physicians with expertise in cancer research as BOARD MEMBERS.
Even though the President & COO does not have any Cancer Research experience as an investigator or she doesn’t hold any “Professor” position in any university she is on the Editorial board of Chinese Journal of Cancer (CJC) and listed as “Prof. Ba”. Mainly because NFCR fund many investigators on the CJC board and several of them receive expensive gifts and other favors from NFCR. The CEO is a board member at CASI Pharmaceutical (previously known as EntreMed, Inc.) and receives a lot of personal financial benefits and favors. Basically, both of them receive lot of benefits like this in addition to big salary being at the NFCR.
Check REUTERS News on May 2 - The FOUNDER of this charity was CHARGED WITH BILKING $25.7 MILLION IN FRAUD SCHEME. Lot of corruption and FBI & IRS should investigate this charity for misusing the public fund.
9 people found this review helpful
This organization is well-known as one that supports the unethical and inhumane treatment of animals in the name of cancer research. The management of this group should be ashamed for supporting cruel research on dogs, monkeys, cats, mice and other animals.
10 people found this review helpful
Founding Board Member of National Foundation for Cancer Research Charged with Fraud.
Reuters News - May 2
U.S. authorities on Friday charged a California firm with bilking hundreds of investors of almost $26 million in an illegal commodities trading scheme, in a complaint that said one owner used $1 million in victims' funds to invest in a golf course.
Futures regulators and law enforcement agencies froze the assets of Safevest LLC, of Mission Viejo, California. The firm and its owners and officers, Jon Ervin and John Slye, were named in a complaint by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Many of the fraud victims were parishioners recruited by Slye, an ordained minister and pastor of a church in Washington, D.C., and a founder and former board member of the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
16 people found this review helpful
Charity run by husband and wife making over $750,000 a year with additional perks as joining exclusive clubs with Foundations money, using foundation airline miles for personal travel and first class international travels. Board of Directors need take a look at other charities to see comparable salaries and bonuses. This is a charity and should be used to cure cancer, not make people rich.
4 people found this review helpful
I am so pleased that the anonymous poster below -- who creates a new fake account every time he posts -- is finally being honest and admitting that his rants on this page are all just personal attacks. You are the worst kind of coward. You are slandering a charity that has fought to cure cancer for over 40 years - just because you hate the woman who fired you.
The truth is that NFCR is a GREAT NONPROFIT. Please stop the personal attacks and please stop pretending to be so many different people. We get it... you can stop now. For people wishing to help fight cancer -- this kind of activity is nauseating.
15 people found this review helpful
This does not change the fact this organization is run by a husband and wife bring in over $700,000 salary between them for a small charity. And Sujuan Ba, the wife, is also head of the Asian Fund for Cancer Research in Hong Kong that receive funds from this group.
3 people found this review helpful
I have witnessed despicable behavior on this page. Shame on Great Nonprofits for allowing such hateful lies to be spread here by internet trolls with an axe to grind. In particular, one former employee of this charity - who was fired for misconduct - is using fake names and posting anonymously to repeatedly commit personal attacks. Just see the attack comment below this one. Do not believe the hatred. Dr. Sujuan Ba is a scientist and leader who has dedicated her life to cancer research. The National Foundation for Cancer Research supports leading edge science in the lab and has done so for generations. Shame. Shame. Shame.
12 people found this review helpful
I DECIDED NOT TO SUPPORT THIS CHARITY ANYMORE. I am a long time major donor to this charity. I was planning to incorporate National Foundation for Cancer Research in to my will and decided to do some homework. Then I found all these remarks about the President (Ms. Ba) and her husband CEO (Mr. Salisbury) on Guidestar, Charity Navigator and Glassdoor etc. I spoke to several employees and volunteers from this organization. They said many positive reviews are written by their employees (Ms. Zhao, Ms. Diamond, Mr. Wang etc.) and their consultants/vendors (Mr. Frame, Ms. Funt, Mr. Belmar etc.). I independently checked whether they are employees/vendors/consultant and is very true. That made me furious.
The Husband (Mr. Salisbury) and wife (Ms. Ba) together make $750,000/year as salary and benefit. They leave in a Mansion & drive BMW's. Members of several private clubs in Washington, DC, New York City, China etc. At least 25 employees left NFCR in last few years because of the toxic work environment. I am not sure the NFCR board is aware of this fact. These two executives are running the foundation. The FOUNDER is charged with FRAUD (for 25 MILLION dollars). They are trying to fool American public and making huge salary instead of supporting cancer research.
1 person found this review helpful
NFCR.ORG is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to finding a cure. NFCR helped coordinate the care of my father as well as the care of my best friend. My family has been so impressed with the organization that, in an effort to give back to those that have given so much, our daughter volunteered for them this summer.
What a great group of folks.
Keep up the good work, and let's find a cure together!
Clark Minker, Naples FL