Fact Sheet

Who we are:

Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (“CTRF”), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization based in Schaumburg, IL, is dedicated to curing cancer through funding patient-centered clinical studies that deliver innovative treatment options to cancer patients.

What we do:

CTRF funds conventional, integrative and complementary phase I and phase II cancer research trials of some of the most cutting-edge researchers from around the world.

What makes us different?

  • CTRF focuses on research which can have an impact on cancer patients today – not 5 or 10 years down the road – allowing for immediate results for individuals fighting the disease.

  • CTRF ONLY funds research (not outreach, education, etc.) which assures a focused, immediate impact on cancer patients.

  • CTRF research encompasses the most innovative applications of conventional therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) and the best in science-based complementary medicine (nutrition, biofeedback, psychoneuro-immunology, spiritual, etc).

  • CTRF only supports clinically based studies that have passed the test tube stage, are ready to make a significant impact on cancer patients, and do not include use of laboratory animals.

  • 99 cents of every dollar donated to CTRF directly goes to cancer research programs, thanks to the generous underwriting of daily operational expenses. This ratio is unparalleled in any not-for-profit setting.

Since 1991, CTRF has funded or is funding 63 grants totaling over $15 million dollars. Click here for a complete listing of active grants.

Special Fund:

The Walter Payton Cancer Fund is a special fund within CTRF. The fund was created after Connie Payton was devastated by the loss of her husband, legendary football player Walter Payton. The Fund is dedicated to funding research that highlights the role of nutrition in cancer treatment and prevention. For more information, visit www.payton34.org.