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Research projects we fund

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
Investigating the effect of immune therapy on certain immune cells
Cancer type
Melanoma
Research goal
New targeted therapies
Project
Exploring how stem cells help cancer evade chemotherapy
Cancer type
Leukaemia
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Uncovering a novel treatment target in brain cancer to overcome resistance to therapy
Cancer type
Brain cancer
Research goal
New targeted therapies
Project
Peer pressure: how cancer cells spread and how to stop them
Cancer type
General cancer
Research goal
New targeted therapies
Project
Identifying new therapeutic approaches for treatment-resistant bowel cancer
Cancer type
Bowel cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Disrupting a cellular communication network
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Patching up tumour blood vessels
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Stopping Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV) in its tracks
Cancer type
Kaposi's sarcoma
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Switching off DNA repair in cancer cells
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Putting cancer cells to sleep
Cancer type
Liver cancer
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Unpicking the role enzymes called sirtuins play in cancer
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Kick-starting the immune system in an aggressive type of breast cancer
Cancer type
Breast cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Turning “sweet” on cancer – developing an entirely new way to fight cancer
Cancer type
Prostate cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Do dietary fats help cancer spread?
Cancer type
Breast cancer
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Shutting off cancers energy supply
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Cutting communication between normal and tumour cells in pancreatic cancer
Cancer type
Pancreatic cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Like molecular clockwork – how biological timers control the immune system
Cancer type
Lymphoma
Research goal
How cancer develops
Project
Developing drugs for repairing a protein that is key in cancer prevention
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
New targeted treatments
Project
Using worms to improve the use of chemotherapy
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
A new way to boost the immune system’s fight against cancer
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
Gene-editing stem cells to improve immunotherapies
Cancer type
General cancer research
Research goal
Improving current treatments
Project
Understanding drug resistance in metastatic bowel cancer
Cancer type
Bowel cancer
Research goal
How cancer works
Project
Unravelling the interplay between two proteins in B-cell lymphoma
Cancer type
Lymphoma
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
How a genetic parasite contributes to cancer development
Cancer type
General cancer research
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
A potential new drug target for an aggressive form of leukaemia
Cancer type
Leukemia
Research goal
How cancer works

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