The inception of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation (HCRF) began in 2014 by four compassionate individuals who wanted to make a difference for humanity and those impacted by hearing the word "cancer". It was embraced by many, becoming a reality in 2015. HCRF's mission is to eliminate cancer and save lives by funding the discovery, development and implementation of effective new therapies and groundbreaking research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Entrusting in Dr. Platanias and his team of world renowned scientists and physicians, your philanthropic support for robust and vigorous cancer research continues making life changing advances.

HCRF provides funding for "out of the box" research at the Lurie Cancer Center to address the most urgent concerns in the fields of cancer biology and oncology in daring and innovative ways.

recent  accomplishments include...

​Identifying cellular pathways that affect all cancers.

Identifying promising new drug targets for brain cancer.

Discovering new pancreatic cancer pathways, opening new treatment options.

Launching innovative clinical trials for all types of cancer, providing patients with the best fighting chance against their cancer.

Developing novel treatments for hematological malignancies.

Developing strategies to help curb the spread of the pandemic and protect the public's health.

Identifying potential targets for Covid antiviral therapy.

The Lurie Cancer Center is at the forefront of precision medicine. Together, we will continue to accelerate cutting edge translational research to achieve breakthroughs and ultimately eliminate cancer globally.

Board of directors

* Founding Board Member