Through philanthropy, the NCCN Foundation empowers people through knowledge and advances the mission of NCCN to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care, so that patients can live better lives.
We give people affected by cancer the same information used by doctors to help people understand the disease and we give tools to help people make more informed decisions. Through donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and foundations we fund important programs to help patients and caregivers navigate through screening, diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Support for the NCCN Foundation also helps advance cancer research through funding some of the nation’s top young cancer researchers and their new and innovative ideas to help improve cancer care.
One of the primary initiatives of the NCCN Foundation is the publication and effective distribution of valuable, patient-friendly educational resources. Today, the NCCN Foundation offers two main sources of information for patients: the Library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Patient Information Webinars.
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One of the ways in which the NCCN Foundation strives to improve the lives of people with cancer is with cancer research funded through the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards.
Each year the NCCN Foundation invites young researchers from the NCCN cancer centers to propose study ideas related to advancing and discovering new treatments for cancer.