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World Cancer Research

Worldwide Cancer Research is a team of 40 passionate people, headquartered in Edinburgh. We find and fund ideas at the start of the cancer research journey – the first step to lifesaving advances of the future. We’re the only UK charity that exclusively funds this pioneering discovery research.

£200M

AWARDED IN RESEARCH FUNDS

34

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

42 YEARS

OF RESEARCH FUNDING

16

NEW PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2020

Details About Association

Worldwide Cancer Research is a team of 40 passionate people, headquartered in Edinburgh. We find and fund ideas at the start of the cancer research journey – the first step to lifesaving advances of the future. These ideas aren’t just created in the UK, they can be found anywhere, which is why we fund projects worldwide.

We’re the only UK charity that exclusively funds this pioneering discovery research. By helping scientists take the first step, we’re helping them find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all types of cancer. If we don’t, we know we will miss out on the life-saving treatments of the future.

Since we were founded in 1979, we have funded over £200m of research across 30 countries. Every year the team works to fund approximately £4 million of cancer research around the world– raised entirely from donations. Our vision is to see a world where no life is cut short by cancer.

Dr Helen Rippon is the Chief Executive of the charity, appointed in 2016. Previously the charity’s Director of Research, she has over 17 years of experience in the field of cancer research – including a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of York – and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London.

The head office is in the West End of Edinburgh, Scotland and its charitable registration is at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Focus Areas

Why are we taking action & What are we doing?

The research journey is a long one. It can take up to 20 years for the ideas we fund to lead to new treatments.
We only fund pioneering discovery research around the world – which means our researchers are seeking to discover entirely new knowledge about cancer.
Each year we receive an incredible number of funding applications that could lead to new cures in the future and deciding which ones to fund is no easy task.
By starting new cures we will end cancer, but we can’t do it alone. We’re entirely reliant on the kindness and generosity of our supporters.

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Address

10 Canning Street, Edinburgh, UK

Phone

+44-300-777-7910

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