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National Foundation for Cancer Research

Rating: 3.87 stars   79 reviews 6,868

Address:

4600 East West Highway Suite 525 Bethesda MD 20814 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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.

Target demographics:

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:

cancer research

Programs:

funding cancer research programs all over the world.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

17 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.

 
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21 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.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 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.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 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.

 
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18 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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people 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

 
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1 person found this review helpful

i am stage 3 breast cancer survivor. I have know Sujuan Ba both professionally and personally for over 15 years and there is not anyone more devoted to finding a cure for cancers. I
Believe so much In what NFCR is doing for cancer Rsh that I have them in my will. NFCR is making great strides to curing cancer and Sujuan Ba and the rest of the staff are dedicated to making that happen.

 
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14 people found this review helpful

DO NOT CONTRIBUTE or buy airline miles to support this group. If you do, they will NOT STOP asking you for more money. I have at least 20 letters, emails and even a phone call from them asking me for more money. I regret that I ever bought airline miles for their cause.

 
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21 people found this review helpful

This groups idea of "Cancer education" is a flyer stuck in a fundraising packet...over 50% of all funds raised go into raising more funds...another $720,000/year go into the husband and wife's pockets.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have personal experience with this charity, as my brother has battled cancer - twice. My experience is that the organization provides seed funding for research to some of the most exciting research concepts in this arena, so that scientists can test out new interventions. These research projects then have the potential to go on to get greater funding from NIH and other large institutions.

My perception is that some folks may not understand the funding cycle of doing real, innovative cancer research, and the vital role that "seed stage" funders like NFCR play.

In digging a little bit behind the numbers, here is what I have found:

Since inception until end of 2014, NFCR raised $484 million from public support and spent $331 million on research, and public information and education.

For the last 10 years, NFCR raised $152 million from public support and spent $112 million on research, and public information and education.

 
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