Ohio Cancer Research

Ohio Cancer Research (OCR) is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer and improving the quality of life for those going through treatment. OCR has a unique approach to funding cancer research in that we provide seed money to individual researchers rather than institutions. This puts the money directly into the labs where the innovations of tomorrow are being developed. There is clear evidence that OCR’s approach works: OCR has provided more than $8 million in seed money, from which our researchers have generated an additional $1 billion based on success. That is an unparalleled return on investment.

OCR is an independent, statewide, nonprofit organization that has been funding life-saving research in Ohio since 1982. Talented researchers have been or are being funded at many of Ohio’s world-class institutions:

  • The Ohio State University
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland MetroHealth
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Dayton
  • Wright State University
  • Hipple Cancer Research Center in Dayton (formerly)

Ohio Cancer Research is not affiliated with any other organization.
Ohio Cancer Research is recognized as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Donations are tax deductible. (EIN 31-1038309)