cancer cures

30 pioneering new projects backed by Curestarters in 2024!

28th March 2024

Thanks to incredible Curestarters like you, we have been able to commit funding to 30 innovative and exciting new research ideas from around the world this year. That's a total of £6.5 million of creative cancer research projects that all have enormous potential to lead to new cancer cures in the future.

Research from anywhere in the world

We fund research from anywhere in the world, because we know that the ideas that will lead to important new cancer discoveries could come from anywhere. Every year we invite researchers across the globe to send us their brightest proposals for new cancer cures, and this year our new projects are based in 11 different countries from the UK to the USA and from Ireland to Italy. 

Different cures for different cancer types

There are a number of reasons that cancer is so hard to cure, and a key one is that it is not one disease. In fact, there are over 200 different types of cancer, each needing different cures. That's why we fund research into any type of cancer - because the more we can understand about how all types of cancer behave, the sooner we find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. The new projects that you have helped us fund this year include 16 different cancer types, as well as 12 ideas for uncovering knowledge about the fundamental biology of cancer. 

Thanks to our Curestarters

We couldn't have done this without you! 

All new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer start with discovery research, where scientists ask new questions about cancer and make breakthroughs in our understanding of this devastating disease. Thanks to you, 30 more discovery cancer research ideas are now being explored.

Dr Gregory Ehx, Worldwide Cancer Research scientist
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Curestarters... This funding will enable me to initiate the most challenging and exciting research program within my laboratory. So, I extend my heartfelt thanks! I genuinely hope that our work will one day benefit patients.

Working together helps your support go further

Reaching a day when no life is cut short by cancer will require a united effort. We believe that working together will help us find more cures, sooner. This year we are delighted to have teamed up with four brilliant funders to help your donations go further.

The French Foundation for Cancer Research (Fondation-ARC) is helping us fund four of the ideas in France. The Asociación española contra el cáncer is partnering with us to support a project in Spain. In Ireland we are working with the Irish Cancer Society to support a project about lymphoma, and Prostate Cancer Research is helping us to fund an idea here in the UK. 

We are hugely grateful to all our partners and excited to see what breakthroughs we make together.  


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