University Cancer Research Fund

The University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) is a nation-leading investment to stimulate cancer research and reduce North Carolina's leading cause of death. The Fund builds upon the exceptional research base at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the state's only public, NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

UCRF's Goal

To create a nation-leading cancer research effort and to reduce North Carolina's cancer burden. UCRF is accomplishing these goals through:

  • Discovery to better understand the causes and course of cancer;
  • Innovation to create new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and by stimulating
  • Delivery of improved cancer care, screening and prevention across the state.

Latest News

Researchers identify molecular target for brain cancer, develop immunotherapy approach to attack it

Researchers define structure, function of enzyme key to blood cancers

UNC Lineberger to use Colon Cancer Coalition grant to promote screening in Eastern North Carolina

UNC Lineberger awards $1.1M in developmental research grants

Narrowing the gap toward precision medicine for pancreatic cancer

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