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30 potential new cures started in 2023 thanks to you!

2nd February 2023

Thanks to the phenomenal support of our Curestarters, we've said “Yes!” to 30 new pioneering ideas from outstanding cancer researchers. That’s an incredible total of £6.2 million of new research that we are funding together, that could lead to more lifesaving ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Cures around the world

We believe good ideas can come from anywhere, which is why we fund cancer researchers anywhere in the world. This year, we are excited to be starting new ideas in 15 countries worldwide. From Australia to Israel, and from Scotland to the Unites States, we are thrilled to be supporting researchers with ground-breaking, creative ideas for new cancer cures.

Cures for all cancers

People often ask us why cancer is so hard to cure. One of the reasons is that cancer is not just one disease but actually over 200 distinct diseases, each needing different cures.  That is why we fund research into any type of cancer. Our 30 new ideas include projects about 11 different types of cancer, as well as ideas that could help lead to cures for a range of cancer types. Knowledge we learn about a particular cancer type can also help researchers understand other cancers with similar features, allowing research to help as many patients as possible.

Thanks to our Curestarters

Thanks to you and the generosity of all our Curestarters we are able to support an incredible 30 new ideas this year, four more than last year. We need this innovative discovery research more than ever to help us end the suffering caused by cancer, and we couldn’t fund it without you.  

Dr Olivia Rossanese, Chair of our Scientific Advisory Committee Dr Olivia Rossanese, Chair of our Scientific Advisory Committee
It can’t be stressed enough how important the funding provided by Worldwide Cancer Research is to the future of cancer research. It is crucial we start new cures and discoveries around the work and try to understand the disease better, and one day help bring an end to cancer.

Working together to start more cures

We believe working together is key to conquering cancer. This year we are partnering with 5 amazing co-funders to help make our Curestarters’ donations go even further. Guts UK are supporting a project in Cambridge about oesophageal cancer and Leukaemia UK are helping to fund a project in Edinburgh. Further afield, the French Foundation for Cancer Research (Fondation-ARC) are partnering with us to fund three projects in France, the Spanish Association Against Cancer Scientific Foundation (AECC-FC) are helping to fund a project in Spain about head and neck cancer and Cancer Australia are also working with us to start more new ideas.

Working together with other charities makes your support go further and could mean we make big breakthroughs sooner. Thanks to all our partners we hope to end the suffering caused by cancer more quickly and with better, kinder cures.

Donate today to help us start even more potential new cures in the future


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