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We are the Cancer Research Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing our immune system’s power to control and potentially cure all types of cancer. We fund the most innovative clinical and laboratory research around the world, support the next generation of the field’s leaders, and serve as the trusted source of information on immunotherapy for cancer patients and their caregivers.
The Cancer Research Institute was founded on January 29, 1953 by Helen Coley Nauts and Oliver R. Grace Sr., two visionary individuals who believed that, together, they could end the devastation of cancer. Their legacy is an organization that has built up an entire field of cancer research–the field of tumor immunology–that today is producing immunotherapies that are extending and saving lives of cancer patients.