Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Charity Footprints Partner - Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 825, New York, NY 10170 | Program Focus: Education and Research


Turn Cancer Off, Eradicating Cancer at Its Core

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) was founded in 1976 by Samuel Waxman, M.D., a notable oncologist and physician-scientist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Since its inception, the SWCRF has funded approximately $100 million in cancer research. The SWCRF focuses on funding cutting-edge research that uncovers cancer-causing abnormal gene function, with its key goal being to develop minimally toxic treatments based on correcting cancer-causing gene function associated with all forms of cancer. Through the SWCRF "Institute Without Walls", the SWCRF funds a network of 30 researchers who are some of the brightest scientific minds in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Our Mission

The mission of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is to eradicate cancer by funding collaborative cross-institutional research to identify and correct abnormal gene function that causes cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for all patients with cancer.