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-Chapel Hill's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the state's only public, NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Landscape Image LakeUCRF'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

UNC spin-off receives $3M Small Business Innovation Research grant (October 11, 2011)

UNC partners with Community Health Centers to improve colorectal cancer screening (September 29, 2011)

Researchers identify components that keep immune system in check (September 19, 2011)

Grants to fund research into improving bone marrow transplant complications, outcomes (September 13, 2011)

UNC study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer (August 30, 2011)

Causes of African-American breast cancer incidence study receives $19.3 million (August 29, 2011)

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