It was founded by Frédérique Brupbacher in memory of her late husband Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher who had died of cancer. Until her death in 2015, Frédérique Brupbacher presided over the Foundation with a great deal of commitment. During her final years, the Foundation that she had set up became her most important purpose in life. She therefore took a very active role in developing it and was able to personally attend the first eleven scientific C. R. Brupbacher Symposia und hand over the prizes.
Key elements of the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation's activities biennially ar
- Bestowal of the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research;
- Organisation of the scientific C. R. Brupbacher Symposium in Zurich;
- Bestowal of a maximum of five Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Young Investigator Awards;
- Lecture on cancer research for the public in the German language.
The seat of the Foundation is in Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein. In scientific matters it works closely together with the University of Zurich, especially with the Medical Faculty. In terms of cancer research and cancer treatment the University of Zurich and the University Hospital of Zurich are among the best in the world. One of the objectives of the scientific C. R. Brupbacher Symposium in Zurich is also to strengthen Zurich as a research location for oncology and to promote the international exchange of information among scientists in Zurich.