Identity

1965 - 2019
Our History

At the time of founding, the name is AIRPC (Italian Association for the Promotion of Cancer Research). Then, in 1976, the name changes into AIRC. 1965 40 AIRC cuts the milestone of the first allocated to the National Cancer Institute of Milan (INT) and has 568 members. liras million 1966 AIRC resolves on the establishment of the ITALIAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIRC). 1977 Azalea of Research blossoms for the first time in the streets of Italy. 1985 take to the streets THE ORANGES OF HEALTH 1991 17 the number ofThe Regional Committees increases to covering all regions of Italy 1996 Guido Venosta establishes a prestigious scientific award which, upon his death, becomes PREMIO FIRC GUIDO VENOSTA The award is aimed at supporting the study and research of new therapeutic approaches to neoplasms. opts to concentrate its funding on the creation of theFIRC Institute Of Molecular Oncology (IFOM). First Cancer Research Day under the high patronage of the President of the Republic. In 2012, the event expands into the Days of Research. 1998 2004 Head of State Carlo Azeglio Ciampi awards AIRC with the Public Health gold medal of merit, one of the highest honors that can be conferred by the Italian State, to express the nation's gratitude. support AIRC with pre-tax donations OVER PEOPLE 5 per mille 800,000 2006 5 per mille donations give birth to the Molecular Clinical Oncology Programme, soon followed by the Early Diagnosis and Tumour Development Risk Analysis programme, in 2011. 2010 make their first appearance in the streets: it is the dawning of AIRC’s third large-scale fundraising campaign Chocolates of Research 2012 AIRC e FIRC can count upon 4,500,000SUPPORTERS 2014 AIRC e FIRC allocate to research 117 millioneuro AIRC becomes AIRC FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH 2019
At the time of founding, the name is AIRPC (Italian Association for the Promotion of Cancer Research). Then, in 1976, the name changes into AIRC. 1965 40 AIRC cuts the milestone of the first allocated to the National Cancer Institute of Milan (INT) and has 568 members. liras million 1966 AIRC resolves on the establishment of the ITALIAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIRC). 1977 Azalea OF RESEARCH blossoms for the first time in the streets of Italy. 1985 take to the streets ORANGES OF HEALTH 1991 17 the number ofThe Regional Committees increases to covering all regions of Italy 1996 opts to concentrate its funding on the creation of theFIRC Institute Of Molecular Oncology (IFOM). First Cancer Research Day under the high patronage of the President of the Republic. In 2012, the event expands into the Days of Research. 1998 2004 Head of State Carlo Azeglio Ciampi awards AIRC with the Public Health gold medal of merit, one of the highest honors that can be conferred by the Italian State, to express the nation's gratitude. 5 per mille donations give birth to the Molecular Clinical Oncology Programme, soon followed by the Early Diagnosis and Tumour Development Risk Analysis programme, in 2011. 2010 support AIRC with pre-tax donations OVER PEOPLE 5 per mille 800.000 2006 make their first appearance in the streets: it is the dawning of AIRC’s third large-scale fundraising campaign CHOCOLATES OF RESEARCH 2012 AIRC e FIRC can count upon 4.500.000SUPPORTERS 2014 AIRC e FIRC allocate to research 117 millioneuro AIRC becomes AIRC FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH 2019

Let’s make cancer ever more treatable

Since 1965, we have been continuously supporting the progress of cancer research, thanks to fundraising, and we have informed the public on the results achieved, on their potential for treatment, and on prevention.

At the core of our mission lies a common set of shared values and principles. AIRC and FIRC contribute to the progress of oncology with different yet complementary tools, promoting young talents, supporting the most innovative research projects, and investing in cutting-edge technologies.

We are Italy’s main private funding hub for cancer research: in 2019 we allocated €117 million to this activity.

Cancer in figures

Every day, in Italy, an average of 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer.

The figures have slightly decreased compared to 2018: the estimate is 371,000 cases in total (196,000 men and 175,000 women), while there is an increase in diagnoses of lung cancer and prostate cancer in men, and in uterus cancer and ovarian cancer in women.

ITALIANS WITH A NEW OR PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER IN 2019

OVER 3.4 MILLION Of these, 1 out of 4 can be considered cured

NEW CANCER CASESIN 2019

175,000 Women
196,000 MEN

These figures provide a clear picture of the social impact of a disease such as cancer, which still requires a great deal of research in order to find new treatments for those who are fighting their battle today, and for those who will get sick in the future.

Source:
I numeri del cancro in Italia 2019
AIOM-AIRTUM-Fondazione AIOM-PASSI