Since its founding in 1973, National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has provided more than $309 million to fund basic science cancer research in the laboratory. NFCR is dedicated to the research for a cure and is committed to funding cancer research scientists around the world in searching for the cures for all types of cancer. NFCR has developed over the past four decades a network of world-class scientists and research institutions. Through this network—our Laboratory Without Walls— NFCR plays a vital role in cancer research by providing the “seed” money to allow scientists to make unprecedented discoveries. We believe the real hope of finding a cure for cancer is from research. That is why for nearly 40 years, NFCR has dedicated itself to providing flexible funding to scientists from various disciplines such as math, physics, biology, and chemistry. One of NFCR's signature events if the Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, established by NFCR and named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Laureate and the co-founder of NFCR. The Prize is awarded to outstanding researchers whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose vision has moved cancer research in new directions. The Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize honors researchers whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing and/or treating cancer. In March 2007, NFCR became full UICC member.