Oracle Cancer Trust

Oracle Cancer Trust

Charity information

Oracle Cancer Trust

Oracle is the UK's leading charity dedicated to funding head and neck cancer research.

Head and neck cancer is now the sixth commonest cancer in the UK.

Current treatments can result in damaging side-effects for patients, affecting their ability to speak, eat or swallow even after treatment.

There is an urgent need to improve prospects for patients.

By funding research, Oracle is helping to support the groundbreaking discoveries that will lead to better and kinder treatments for patients.

Founded 1979

  • Mission statement

    Oracle’s mission is to fund pioneering scientific and clinical investigations into head and neck cancer.

    Head and neck cancer incidence is rising more quickly than other cancer types. Cases of head and neck cancer have increased by 90% since the 1970s and every year, 3,300 people lose their lives to head and neck cancer.

    There is an urgent need to improve prospects for patients.

    Oracle aims to fund research that will have the greatest impact on head and neck cancer patients, helping to improve not just cure rates but also quality of life.

    As of June 2017, Oracle is funding 11 pioneering head and neck cancer research projects at UK research institutes. The charity aims to increase this number to 18 by the end of 2019.

    Oracle covers the salary costs and equipment costs of its funded research projects.

    Projects funded by Oracle include those in immunotherapy, pathology, radiotherapy and imaging.

    By funding research at the earliest stage, Oracle is helping to support the groundbreaking discoveries which can lead to larger-scale clinical trials and to the development of better and kinder treatments for patients.

    Larger funders cannot fund this early stage work; Oracle’s role is vital.

    Oracle receives no government funding and is reliant on donors and fundraisers to carry out its work.

  • Aims

    Oracle Cancer Trust aims to:

    • To fund groundbreaking scientific and clinical investigations into head and neck cancer
    • To 'fill the research gap' by funding vital early stage research and proof-of-concept work
    • To raise awareness of head and neck cancers among the general public and bring together the head and neck cancer community
  • Overview

    Established: June 1979

    Registered Charity Number: 1142037

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 02079227924

    Address: 32-36 Loman Street SE1 0EH

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