Project information

Fund exciting & innovative cancer research in 2017

We want to invest in the most innovative first-stage cancer research, wherever it takes place across the world

1 year

Charity information: Worldwide Cancer Research

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  • Need


    Each year, 8.2million people worldwide die from cancer and with an ageing population that rate is set to increase. We support scientific research into all types of cancer by funding early-stage and translational research. This is where all progress against cancer starts - and it’s where the big breakthroughs of the next decades begin.


    We fund some of the world’s most diverse and unexpected projects in the world’s best research institutions. We fund world-renowned specialists and up and coming talent. We do all those things for one very good reason - to gain a global perspective. Because research doesn’t happen in isolation. Right now, we are funding 163 projects across 22 different countries. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To outsmart cancer by investing in some of the world's most innovative & exciting cancer research.


    » We will fund early stage and translational research into the causes, treatment & prevention of cancer no matter where in the world it is taking place.

    What success will look like

    Research can take many years before the rewards are reaped, but we know that research we have funded is having a profound impact on people's lives today.

  • Impact


    This early-stage research will lead to long benefits in the fight against cancer - previous projects have led to results such as:

    - Better diagnosis for children with rare childhood diseases. Our cancer researchers in the UK have made real progress in making Fanconi’s anaemia, a rare childhood cancer, easier to diagnose
    - Better diagnosis of bone marrow disorders. We funded work which has helped improve diagnosis for patients with myoproliferative disorders.


    The research projects we fund are selected by our Scientific Advisory Committee, which is made up of eminent cancer specialists who give up their time voluntarily to meet and evaluate proposals twice every year.

    The breadth of knowledge and depth of experience of our committee members ensures that only research of the highest calibre is funded and all risks are considered and evaluated at before funding is approved.


    We will publish updates on our website, in our newsletter and via social media. Those donors who allow us to contact them directly will also get project updates via email or post.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 Research costs Funding for cancer research
  • Background


    Our work takes place across the world. Right now, we are funding 163 projects across 22 different countries. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.


    Ultimately, people with cancer will benefit from the research we fund.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    From the discoveries made by our very earliest projects - the ones that have sought to understand the most fundamental mechanisms of cellular life and death and have yielded our modern understanding of cancer – to our last decade of research which has resulted in several patented chemical compounds that we hope will become cancer drugs of the future - findings from our funding have, and continue to, contribute to advances in diagnosis and treatment across a wide range of cancer types.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Helen Rippon

    Chief Executive