In accordance with his wishes and in honour of her late husband Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher, Mrs. Frédérique Brupbacher set up a foundation registered in Liechtenstein, in November 1991.
The Foundation's mission is to present the biennial Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research to a scientist for internationally acknowledged meritorious achievements in the field of fundamental research. The Prize is presented in the context of the scientific Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Symposium also supported by the Foundation.
The Executive Board of the University of Zurich appointed Mrs. Frédérique Brupbacher in 2005 as a permanent Guest of Honor of the University, in appreciation of her altruism and her engagement for the cancer research. Cancer research in Zurich has been strengthened by her personal committment. President Jacques Chirac of France elected her to Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.