Project information

Continuous Update Project

Our pioneering cancer prevention research project is an ongoing review of all vital scientific evidence. We currently fund six researchers at Imperial College to look at the research published. A total of 17 cancer types need to be updated and continuously monitored. We need to fund another expert

It is a continuous project looking the published research for 17 cancer types

Charity information: World Cancer Research Fund UK

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  • Need

    Need

    The CUP is commissioned by us to continuously monitor and analyse new cancer prevention research. It ensures that we continue to give people that best possible information available to reduce their cancer risk.
    There will be much more work to do with the number of published research papers due to increase by 75% in the next 2 years. As with a jigsaw puzzle, it is only by putting all the individual research studies together that the overall picture will emerge.

    Solution

    Due to the accelerating amount of new research studies being published we need to invest £44,000 in an additional scientist to help analyse and uncover more cancer prevention results.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To look at the research published on breast cancer survivors

    Activities

    » We need to invest £44,000 in an additional scientist

    Success will be being able to provide the public with cutting-edge information more frequently to reduce their cancer risk


    Aim 2

    A total of 17 cancer types need to be updated and continuously monitored

    Activities

    » We need to invest £44,000 in an additional scientist

    Success will be being able to provide the public with cutting-edge information more frequently to reduce their cancer risk


  • Impact

    Impact

    By raising cancer prevention awareness we are helping save lives. In the UK 20,000 breast cancer cases and 17,000 bowel cancer cases a year could be prevented through a healthy diet, being physically active and weight management.
    Our science report (Expert Report) was heralded in the media with ITN describing it as the "ultimate research project". Our CUP is considered the World's most comprehensive database of scientific research into how cancer can be prevented.

    Risk

    We need to reach our target of £44,000 to fund an additional expert who could review an extra 450 research papers a year. There is a risk that we may receive insufficient funding. We will deal with this by appealing to our major donors and by making applications to trusts and foundations.

    Reporting

    We are making a special request for a donation of £44.00 from 1,000 of our most loyal supporters appealing to them to help us. We are also asking donors if they would like to receive the Continuous Update Project (CUP) annual review. We intend to inform them as the database gets updated.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £44,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £44,000 CUP Expert to review 450 research papers
  • Background

    Location

    Imperial College, London. One of the top universities in the world.

    Beneficiaries

    The general public. We wish to create the same level of awareness as smoking related to cancer. A 2011 YouGov survey commissioned by WCRF UK showed that public awareness of cancer risk factors has increased in some cases as much as 20%. We still have a long way to go however the publication of our Export Report was reported on the front pages of five national papers, with other nationals and regional papers giving in depth coverage inside. It was also the lead item on both BBC and Channel 4.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the principal UK charity dedicated solely to the prevention of cancer through research and promotion of healthy diets and lifestyle.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Dr Teresa Norat

    Dr Teresa Norat, an epidemiologist, is the Principal Research Fellow at Imperial College London.

£44

If 1000 supporters give £44 we can fund an expert

"We rely on donations to continue to make this project the largest central database of scientific evidence in the world"

Marilyn Gentry. Executive Director WCRF UK