Thank you for visiting our Fundraising Page. The money we raise will help fund life-saving research and to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
We've all been touched by somebody who has been affected by this hideous disease and everybody who donates to Cancer Research is contributing to fighting the fight. Thank you so much to those who are supporting the walk from East Leake, Leicestershire to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol on March 4th to the 8th 2020.
It costs around £4,500 to fund one of our cancer nurses for 1 month. Our expert team of cancer nurses are on hand to offer confidential support and guidance to people affected by cancer. The nurses are available every weekday and are happy to answer any questions or concerns about a cancer diagnosis, symptoms or treatment options. There are 10 cancer nurses, and they answer around 12,000 enquiries each year.
It costs around £5,000 to run Cancer Chat for 2 weeks. Cancer Chat is our online, moderated discussion forum. This is a safe online space, open to anyone to discuss any aspect of the disease, from symptoms and treatment, to living with cancer. This can be a vital lifeline to patients and their families, who may feel isolated or overwhelmed, or who simply need to speak to someone who understands what they’re going through. Currently there are over 40,000 members of Cancer Chat and we get over 1,000 new people joining every month.
£5,000 could buy 10,000 petri dishes that scientists use to grow and study cancer cells in.
£3,000 could fund a PhD student for 1 month. Our PhD students complete a 4-year training programme to equip them with the skills they’ll need to make the research breakthroughs of the future. We fund around 400 PhD students in labs across the country.
£5,000 could fund a research assistant for 2 months. Research assistants carry out vital experiments in the lab, helping us to reach the next breakthrough in cancer research.
£5,000 could fund a trial looking for the best combination and dose of chemotherapy drugs to treat leukaemia for 2 weeks. Professor Robert Hillis is leading a clinical trial looking for the best combination and dose of chemotherapy drugs to treat leukaemia. The researchers are aiming to recruit 3,000 patients.
£5,000 could fund a trial of an improved radiotherapy technique for prostate cancer for 2 weeks. Dr Emma Hall is leading a clinical trial of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer. This technique allows higher doses of radiotherapy to be used, reducing the chance of the tumour returning while minimising side effects caused by damage to the surrounding tissues.