Why do we choose to fund research this way? Because we believe research doesn’t happen in isolation. The answers we need for better treatments will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country. Scientists may compete to be the first to make a world-changing discovery, but they are linked together by an unflinching commitment to better understand cancer and how we can live with it. For this reason they share their discoveries. And they need to because cancer is not one disease – it’s more than 200. All different, unique diseases, which require different approaches for treatment. Treatments that work for some cancers don’t work for others and sometimes those treatments simply stop working.
This worldwide research will enhance our understanding of cancer and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Treatments personalised to your unique needs. Treatments you, your family or your family’s family may rely on in the future. Supporting vital research is at the start of the journey to finding the answers. And whilst we are already seeing a paradigm shift in the way cancer is being treated, scientists all over the world still need funding urgently to give their game changing ideas the launch they need. This research won’t happen without funding. And without research we make no further progress. Without research we stop investing in our future health. Only with your support to continue the research will we reach the day when no life is cut short by cancer.