To eliminate cancer and save lives by discovering, developing and implementing effective new therapies for cancer patients by advancing groundbreaking research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

What makes the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation at Lurie’s Northwestern Hospital so unique in eradicating cancer?

Our world-renowned scientists, oncologists, and researchers have established one of the leading research centers in the country. They work diligently and collaboratively to apply ‘think outside the box’ creative thinking, apply cutting edge medical skills to achieve high reward breakthroughs in research for all types of cancer.

We are incredibly lucky to have supporters like you who align with HCRF's mission and purpose to change what the future holds for cancer patients. We have great news! Countries across the world have reached out to the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation, congratulating us on our relentless efforts and are seeking collaborations and partnership for forging the path towards conquering cancer.

HCRF is proud to be a part of the important efforts for saving lives. It has helped fund several promising clinical cancer trial drugs, and the innovation that is continues to support is astounding.

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The Lurie Cancer Center, with the support of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation, strives to advance towards a cure and provide the best clinical treatments for patients every day. Even during these uncertain times, we are committed and unite to fight and eradicate cancer once and for all. Thank you for considering your support.

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With nearly half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States statistically likely develop cancer during their lifetime, we all have had or will have a loved one irreversibly impacted by this disease.

We believe our goal - to conquer cancer and save lives - is ambitious but achievable.

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Stay connected and join us for Cancer Talk's with Dr. Platanias as he breaks down and answers questions about the latest in cancer research.

All Cancer Talk's date, time, and link will be posted on our social media accounts and in our newsletters.

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Save The Dates!

The Lurie Cancer Center Walk

2023 Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K
Date: Sunday June 4, 2023
Location: Chicago's Grant Park
5K Run at 9:15 a.m. | Walk at 10 a.m.

T-shirts will be provided the day of the walk.

Meeting location: 9:00 a.m. at the Southeast Corner of Balboa and Michigan Avenue.

The Garden Fashion Show

Join us for a spectacular evening in the beautiful grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden surrounded by lush greenery and unique flowers. Enjoy drinks, music, hors d'oeuvres, and fashion throughout the entire event. We hope you will join us supporting our mission and efforts in eradicating cancer.

The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation welcomes everyones support!

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 5:30 Check- In Opens
7:15 p.m. Fashion Show Begins
8:00 p.m. Raffle Winner Announced
Location: Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL
Garden: The English Walled Garden

The Wings To Cure Gala 2023

Mark your calendars! HCRF’s biggest event of the year will be held this year at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Upcoming Events

2023 Fashion Show

Jun 22, 2023

Chicago Botanical Gardens, Glencoe, IL

2023 Wings To Cure Gala

Nov 11, 2023

Navy Pier Chicago 600 E Grand Chicago, IL


Jun 04, 2023 10:00AM

Grant Park Chicago 337 E Randolph St Chicago, IL

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Upcoming Event: Fashion Show 2022!

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Covid & Cancer Matters Newsletter Vol 4

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