AIRC’s goals are that of financing a constant oncological research with particular attention made to young researchers and to raise awareness and inform the public. The Italian Association for Cancer Research (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, or AIRC) and a private non-profit association was founded in 1965 by a group of researchers at the Istituto Tumori in Milan, including Umberto Veronesi and Giuseppe della Porta, and with invaluable support from eminent local businesspeople. From the outset, AIRC has been committed to promoting cancer research in Italy, and has gradually expanded to include 17 Regional Committees and 1,462,179 members. These are people whose generosity support the association and allow it to exist and move forward. What AIRC does is to raise funds and give out grants for cancer research, and keep the public up to date on the latest news in this field. Funds raised are allocated to research through a rigorous selection process based on merit and transparency. The severity and professionalism used to evaluate these research projects and the Scientific Committee, which is made up of technical scientific experts, oversees grants. This Committee coordinates the evaluation process and the support to workers on the Scientific Committee, made up of 24 researchers, men and women that are renowned Italian oncologists.