What your money can do
Help fund research that brings new treatments to patients faster
Cancer Research UK pioneers research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. The generosity of our supporters has enabled the charity to lead the world in discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments and get closer to cures.
Our research to beat cancer is entirely funded by the public. Thanks to your generosity, our scientists, doctors and nurses are leading the world in discovering new ways to fight cancer and we’ve helped double survival rates in just 40 years. But we can’t stop there.
Each year our scientists get closer to finding cures for cancers. With the continued help of our supporters we can accelerate our progress against this devastating disease.
Find out how money raised at Shine is helping to turn lab discoveries at the Barts Cancer Institute in London into cancer treatments:
How your money can help
Did you know that 80p in every pound you raise goes directly towards our work to beat cancer? Here are some examples of how your contribution – big or small – can help:
- Raise £5 and you could help set a scientist on the path to find a new cancer-causing gene, which scientists can then develop drugs against to beat cancer.
- If you raise £50, you could pay for two ‘sponge on a string’ examinations - a revolutionary new test that could help prevent oesophageal cancer.
- If you raise £94, you could cover the cost for one woman to take part in a clinical trial, aiming to improve survival for early-stage breast cancer.
- Raise £157 and you could cover one year’s costs for a man taking part in a study to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy for testicular cancer.
- If you raise £247, you could fund one man to take part in a study, looking at potential screening tests for prostate cancer.
- Raise £677 and fund one person on a clinical trial to see if chemotherapy before and after surgery combined with a new drug Vectibix can save more lives from bowel cancer.
We’re making progress with your support
Find out how the amazing people, like you, who take part in Shine have helped Cancer Research UK make some fantastic progress in beating cancer in recent years.
Walked all over cancer this year?
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