Research is the key to improving cure rates. Our unique WCRF clinical research model is 400% more productive than the traditional university/cancer center model. WCRF overhead is low. Our only major expenses are those directly related to our research team and the majority of WCRF donations go to our research team. By comparison, when funds are donated to the Komen Foundation or the American Cancer Society, only about 9% gets to researchers.

The WCRF Difference

One Of The Nation's Most Active Research Organizations

The Women’s Cancer Research Foundation (WCRF) is one of Southern California’s and the nation’s most active research organizations for female cancers. We are dedicated to serving the interests of patients, families, and friends affected by women’s cancers. WCRF partners with physician-scientists nationally to make differences in women’s lives by offering hope, strength, and progress. 



501(c)(3) STATUS

WCRF is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation. Our physicians have been involved in research dating back to 1985. In 2003, the foundation was incorporated as a charitable 501(c)(3) foundation so that our patients, families, and everyone who wishes to make a difference in the world of women’s cancers could support our research effort. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Our Vision

Care, Understanding and Treatment Forward

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Our Mission

The mission of the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation (WCRF) is to improve the cure rates and quality of life of women with gynecologic cancers and other complicated gynecologic conditions.

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Core Values

Progress - Innovative Care, innovative cures

Compassion - Empathy, humanity, dignity & respect

Excellence - In patient experience and treatment outcomes

Our Physician Researchers

Comprising multiple generations of experts, WCRF’s Physician Researchers are leaders in treating women’s cancers. Our diverse staff is passionate and uniquely qualified to deliver informed results and push clinical trials forward.