Moments made possible by Curestarters

18th October 2022

We are the charity that will end cancer by starting cures worldwide.

We exclusively fund discovery research, thinking outside the box and exploring new ideas to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. 

But this work is only made possible by our next work of the brightest scientists and their bold new ideas, and our fundraisers, who each have their own uniquely personal motivation for supporting the charity. 

Together, we are Curestarters, fixed upon the shared goal of reducing the pain and suffering caused by cancer - so no one ever has to say goodbye, too soon.

We have created these mosaics to celebrate the different motivations, achievements, endeavours, and the inspiration behind our community.

The picture of our researcher, Dr Christine Dufes, is composed of hundreds of photos of moments made possible by the amazing advances in cancer research. 

Adam Coulson is one of our loyal supporters, who was inspired to become a Curestarter since losing both his parents to cancer. Adam's image celebrated our inspiring researchers, supporters and staff. Without them, we couldn't fund the brightest new ideas around the world. Ideas that can start new cancer cures. 



Iyna is a motivational speaker, on a mission to raise awareness around breast cancer within the South Asian community. As someone who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 30 herself, Iyna is passionate about highlighting the importance of self examination and attending your mammograms. She is calling on representation in breast cancer campaigns as well as equality in the healthcare system.


Nevo is a London based image consultant who runs a styling business called Nevo Concept. She is passionate about making her clients look fabulous and feel great, no matter their physical condition. After having cancer herself, Nevo realised it was important for her business to be inclusive to 'cancer thrivers', helping them cope with the effects of diagnosis and treatment through style - to regain confidence. She believes dressing well is a form of self-care. and it is crucial for overall wellbeing. 

Dr Elena De Vita

Dr Elena De Vita is a researcher in Professor Edward Tate's research group at Imperial College London and a member of our Curestarter community. Studying how breast cancer spreads to other organs, Dr De Vita is motivated by science in all its forms, from designing experiments that try and solve a new question, to producing solutions to problems. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in females in the world and Dr De Vita hopes that her work will reveal important insights into how breast cancer spreads and lay the groundwork for future treatments. 


Nick was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer at the age of 33, after noticing changes in his bowel habits and blood in his stool. The news came 10 years after his father's bowel cancer diagnosis which prompted further inspection from his GP. After receiving the 'all clear' in April 2022, Nick is now on a mission to help others by sharing his story and raising awareness that bowel cancer can happen to anyone of all ages. Although survival rates for bowel cancer have improved dramatically in the last few decades, it was still the cause of around one in 10 cancer deaths in the UK between 2016 and 2018. It is thanks to Curestarters like Nick that we can start cures for cancer and save lives each day. 

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