WE FUND RESEARCH INTO ANY TYPE OF CANCER, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Since our foundation in 1979, we have invested in thousands of research projects from top scientists in world-renowned institutions all over the world. Our philosophy is clear: if we believe a project can make a difference in the fight against cancer then we will award a grant to make it happen. But it’s not as simple as just saying yes. Every year we’re presented with hundreds of projects, all with merit and all in need of financial support. No matter how groundbreaking these projects might be, we can’t say yes to them all. We don’t have the funds. And without precious donations we can’t say yes to any. The one thing that’s certain is that research is the only thing that can make a difference in the fight against cancer.
The numbers of applications received and grants awarded in recent years are:
In order to keep the quality of our research as high as we can, we ask that potential grant holders only submit projects which meet our requirements. To make this process as simple as possible, we would ask all applicants to read through the following information before making an application.
An estimated 400,000 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2008 and incidence rates in the UK have risen by a third in the last decade.
Our genes determine everything that our cells do. Cancer is caused by changes to either the structure or activity of key genes that regulate how the cells operate, divide and die.
whatever it takes,
wherever it takes us.