World Cancer Research Fund

World Cancer Research Fund

Charity information

World Cancer Research Fund

We are the cancer prevention experts. We champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    World Cancer Research Fund champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

    Cancer will affects one in two people in the UK but about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through eating a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. That’s around 89,000 cancer-free lives.

    The cornerstone of our research programme is our Continuous Update Project, which informs our work. It’s the world’s largest source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity.

    We translate this science into accurate, accessible, understandable information so that you can have the best available cancer prevention advice at your fingertips in our Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

    By funding research and delivering health information programmes we empower people to make lifestyle choices that can help to prevent cancer.

  • Aims

    World Cancer Research Fund aims to:

    • We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1000739

    Phone number: 020 7343 4200

    Address: World Cancer Research Fund, 22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Eat Well During Cancer

    Around half of all cancer patients do not receive any dietary advice which could help ease... More
  • Continuous Update Project

    Our pioneering cancer prevention research project is an ongoing review of all vital scient... More
  • Understanding why our children are becoming the fa...

    • The UK has seen the fastest growth in obesity in Europe; childhood obesity has tripled... More