Partnering with scientists to accelerate transformation in cancer research

Our Mission


The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research actively partners with scientists to accelerate research that will transform the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. We fulfill our mission by supporting groundbreaking science carried out by individual investigators, multi-disciplinary teams, and early-stage companies in the United States and across the globe. Recognizing the obstacles that prevent scientific advances from improving patient outcomes, we maintain a nimble, high-impact approach to funding basic and translational cancer research that bridges the gap between bench and bedside through grants and venture investments.

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The Mark Foundation and AACR Announce Five Grants to Support the “Science of the Patient”

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Ryan Schoenfeld Named Chief Scientific Officer

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More Than 100 Cancer Research Leaders Call for Biden Administration to Not Make Cancer Research a Casualty of COVID

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2021 Emerging Leader Awards Announced

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Our Grant Portfolio


128 Grants

Over $100 Million Awarded


  • 61% Translational Science
  • 9% Technology Innovation
  • 20% Basic Research
  • 8% Therapeutic Discovery
  • 2% Clinical

Funding By Cancer Type


  • 55% All cancer types
  • 5% Others
  • 5% Leukemia
  • 4% Brain Tumors
  • 1% Melanoma
  • 14% Breast Cancer
  • 4% Pancreatic Cancer
  • 1% Colorectal Cancer
  • 8% Lung Cancer
  • 1% Lymphoma
  • 1% Ovarian Cancer
  • 1% Prostate Cancer

Over 60 Institutions

In 6 Countries


  • CANADA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • DENMARK
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • FRANCE
  • USA