What we do

We help scientists kickstart cures.

1 in 2 people are rocked by a cancer diagnosis during their life. We fund discovery research that finds bold new ways of helping them defeat it.

The first step is the most important one.

Without taking that crucial first step, scientists can't find new preventions, treatments and cures for cancer. That's exactly why we back their discovery research.

Discover why the first step is important

Cancer is a global problem, so we search worldwide for cures.

One person dies from cancer every four seconds around the world. Our small team of less than 50 people is dedicated to saving more lives, and that's why we support the brightest research minds throughout the world. 

Discover the projects we've funded

The world's greatest cancer scientists help us ensure that we fund the projects with the biggest potential.

Deciding which projects to support is no easy task. That's why every year we ask the world's best cancer scientists to oversee a rigorous application process and decide which research projects should be funded.

How we allocate the funds we raise

There are over 200 types of cancer and scientists need time to understand them all.

Cancer is a complex, ever-changing disease. Scientific research is crucial to helping scientists understand each type better - it's the only way they can find new treatments and cures. That's exactly why we continue to fund discovery research. Will you help us?

Fund new cancer research

Olaparib has so far helped over 30,000 people with cancer - and it was all made possible by discovery research we funded.

Read about the life-saving treatment

Support the groundbreaking discoveries of tomorrow, today.

The simple fact is we need funding. £24 pays for one hour of research - the hours you fund could be the ones in which a scientist makes a major discovery.

Fund bold research

Behind the scenes of #TheFirstStep campaign

Watch members of Team Worldwide discuss who we are, what we do and why we need YOUR help in our quest to conquer cancer.