24th September 2021
On World Cancer Research Day 2021, we asked you to join us at the starting line to help us raise awareness of the importance of brand new discovery research when it comes to starting the lifesaving cancer cures of the future.
The 24th September marked World Cancer Research Day, a global initiative that aims to bring us all together to achieve one common goal — to defeat cancer. Cancer is now projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide, with an increase to 21.6 million new cases per year predicted by 2030. We urgently need to take action to save lives in the future.
At Worldwide Cancer Research, we know that by funding as many innovative new research projects around the world as possible, we will start new cures that will end cancer. But a recent study has shown a shocking decline in funding for discovery research of around 25% since 2006.
We're the only UK charity that focuses solely on funding this vital part of the cancer research journey, that starts with new ideas in the lab and ends with lifesaving new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. That's what makes us different, and it's why your support is so important.
To end cancer and save lives we need to raise awareness of the urgent need for more pioneering new cancer research. That's why we asked you to join Worldwide Cancer Research at the starting line for World Cancer Research Day. And it's not too late to get involved!
All you have to do is to take a photo of yourself in a starting line pose (just like this amazing shot of former world champion Liz McColgan, who supported our campaign), share it on your social media and encourage your friends and family to do the same. And don't forget to tag us!
A strong start is the foundation of success in athletics, and the same can be said of research. I’m delighted to be able to join Worldwide Cancer Research at the starting line today, to help raise awareness of how that important first stage of the research journey can lead to incredible, lifesaving advances.
Eilidh, from South Ayrshire, backed our campaign on World Cancer Research Day to share her hope for the future of cancer research.
Having been in remission for two years, Eilidh wanted to speak about her gratitude to the researchers around the world dedicated to improving the lives of those with cancer.Read Eilidh's story
Our researchers in London have recently discovered a new way to deliver a treatment directly to tumour cells in a common childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. This breakthrough could be the start of a new cancer cure that would save thousands of lives.Find out more
With your help, we know that one day we will end cancer. Will you become a Curestarter today?