Category - Cancer

Immunotherapy Foundation Cures for Cancer Campaign

Immunotherapy Foundation


Goals & Objectives

In 2015, IF embarked on a 5-year, $6 million campaign to eradicate HPV-drive cancers and all other cancers from our world. Today, nearly $4.9 million has been raised in support of our mission and has inspired more than $22 million in additional funding for advanced research at our partnered institutions. We are looking forward to celebrating the power of philanthropy to cure cancers with the successful completion of the campaign by December 2020.

Our Story

Immunotherapy Foundation (IF) is a non-profit organization that strategically funds the most promising cancer immunotherapy research, focused on HPV-driven cancers. IF works directly with world-class researchers to accelerate the discovery and development of new and improved immunotherapies for patients, by translating multiple research projects into the clinical setting and creating a robust portfolio of preclinical immunotherapies and award-winning research at the University of California - San Diego (UCSD) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), as recognized by the Cancer Research Institute. IF is building educational programming around HPV vaccination and screening, with a focus on the link to cancer. IF is also creating a digital portal of the latest news and resources regarding HPV, HPV-related cancers, and immunotherapy treatments. The organization is investigating partnerships and alliances to help amplify existing education and advocacy initiatives, and build out regional, national and international efforts to reduce incidence of HPV and thus HPV-related cancers. IF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the Whitworths in 2015.