19th March 2021
We're not that big charity everyone knows! But we do have big ambitions to start new cancer cures by funding pioneering global research. Since 1979 we've invested £200 million into 2000 research projects around the world. And thanks to research like this, cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled since then.
Cancer is set to be the leading cause of death by 2030. As it can take up to 20 years for the ideas we fund to lead to new treatments, it's essential we keep the pressure up now.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, funding has been decimated and it's never been more important to get cancer research back on track.
One in two people diagnosed with cancer can now expect to survive for 10 years or more after their diagnosis. That's more time with loved ones and more families staying together.
But there's always more to do. Whether it's clinical trials to help stop bladder cancer, or the development of new drugs to treat ovarian and breast cancer, every day people are relying on research to find cures.