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Research projects we've funded

We won't stop until cancer does

There are more than 200 different types of cancer and 195 countries in the world. New ways to prevent, treat and cure cancer could be found anywhere. So although we're a Scottish based charity, the funds you help us raise will be invested in research projects worldwide. Our vision is to support as many projects as possible, as we won't stop until cancer does.

Project
Overcoming drug resistance in skin cancer
Cancer type
Skin Cancer
Research goal
Overcoming treatment resistance
Project
Developing targeted treatments for mesothelioma - the asbestos cancer
Cancer type
Mesothelioma
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Testing a brand new approach to treating lung cancer
Cancer type
Lung cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Using a tapeworm killer to treat ovarian cancer
Cancer type
Ovarian cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Delivering immunotherapy to the heart of lung cancer
Cancer type
Lung cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Understanding a newly discovered way cells repair damage to DNA
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Understanding why children with Down Syndrome are at risk of leukaemia
Cancer type
Leukemia
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Developing targeted immunotherapy for leukaemia
Cancer type
Leukemia
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Building mini-tumours in the lab to study colon cancer
Cancer type
Bowel cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
A new way to diagnose and prevent squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer type
Bowel cancer
Research goal
Improving cancer diagnosis
Project
Finding ways to detect oesophageal cancer sooner
Cancer type
Oesphageal cancer
Research goal
Improving cancer diagnosis
Project
Flicking the right switches to prevent cancer progression
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Three-pronged attack on kidney cancer
Cancer type
Kidney cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Probing a group of proteins to develop novel ways to detect and treat cancer
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
The importance of fat in the aggressiveness of pancreatic cancer
Cancer type
Pancreatic cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Visualising molecular messengers in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Cancer type
Leukemia
Research goal
Improving current treatments
Project
A potential new drug target for a deadly form of leukaemia
Cancer type
Leukemia
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Making radiotherapy more effective against cancers that have spread to the brain
Cancer type
Breast cancer
Research goal
Improving current treatments
Project
How a genetic parasite contributes to cancer development
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Identifying new drugs for the treatment of lung cancer
Cancer type
Lung cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Unravelling the interplay between two proteins in B-cell lymphoma
Cancer type
Lymphoma
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Understanding drug resistance in metastatic colorectal cancer
Cancer type
Bowel cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Gene-editing stem cells to improve immunotherapies
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
Improving current treatments
Project
Why are women more at risk of adrenal cancer?
Cancer type
Adrenal cancer
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
A new way to boost the immune system’s fight against cancer
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
Improving current treatments
Project
Understanding stem cells in leukaemia
Cancer type
Leukemia
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Using worms to improve the use of chemotherapy
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
Improving current treatments
Project
Developing drugs for repairing a protein that is key in cancer prevention
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Disrupting a cellular communication network
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Like molecular clockwork – how biological timers control the immune system
Cancer type
Lymphoma
Research goal
How cancer develops

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Our research projects wouldn't be possible without the funds we receive from supporters. Just £24 can pay for an hour of research. 

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