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The mission of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for patients, which is particularly crucial for children and seniors battling cancer.
Based in New York City, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 1976 by Samuel Waxman, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
SWCRF focuses on funding cutting-edge research that uncovers cancer-causing abnormal gene function.
A key goal of SWCRF is to develop minimally toxic treatments based on correcting cancer-causing gene function associated with all forms of cancer.
Since abnormal gene function increases with age, this approach is particularly effective for seniors battling cancer.
Since its inception, SWCRF has invested approximately $90 million in cancer research.
Through our "Institute Without Walls," we fund a network of 60 research laboratories directed by the brightest scientific minds who collaborate throughout North America, Asia and Europe.