At the end of 2016, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation (SCR) celebrated its 25th anniversary. In 1991, SCR raised three million Swiss francs for research funding. A quarter of a century later this amount has increased more than fivefold. However, an annually growing number of research projects accompanied this steady increase in money raised. Initially, we received 50 projects each year. Today, researchers submit around 200 cancer research projects amounting to a requested total of 50 to 60 million Swiss francs per year to the SCR and its partner organization the Swiss Cancer League. Unfortunately, as financial means are limited, only one third of these projects can be supported. For this reason, it is highly important to carefully evaluate and select the most outstanding projects. To this end, the SCR relies on the expertise of a scientific committee working in close collaboration with international experts in cancer research.
In the past 25 years SCR supported nearly 1000 cancer research projects with almost 200 million Swiss francs. Also in the future, we will put all our effort into promoting the most promising cancer research projects.
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