What we do

We're Worldwide Cancer Research

We're the UK charity that will end cancer by starting new cancer cures worldwide. 

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We start new cancer cures

The research journey is a long one. It can take up to 20 years for the ideas we fund to lead to new treatments. But there won't be an end to cancer if we don't start at the beginning. And that's exactly what we do. 

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We search the world for the brightest ideas

We only fund pioneering discovery research around the world - which means our researchers are seeking to discover entirely new knowledge about cancer. All new lifesaving tests and treatments for cancer are reliant on discovery research like the projects you help us fund.

Find out more about the projects we're funding right now

We only fund truly innovative research projects

Each year we receive an incredible number of funding applications that could lead to new cures in the future and deciding which ones to fund is no easy task. That's why every year we ask the world's leading cancer scientists to oversee a rigorous application process and ensure that we fund the projects with the biggest potential. 

Find out how we allocate the funds you help us raise

We're Curestarters. Are you?

By starting new cures we will end cancer, but we can't do it alone. We're entirely reliant on the kindness and generosity of our supporters. Together, we can make a real impact and save more lives - now and in the future. 

Become a Curestarter today

The cancer drug olaparib has already helped over 40,000 people with cancer - and it was all made possible by discovery research that you helped us fund.

Find out more about this lifesaving discovery