Worldwide Cancer Research

Registered Charity Number: SC022918
St Andrews, Fife


There are a million reasons to support Worldwide Cancer Research. We fund lifesaving research projects in the UK and across the world. We fund exceptional researchers who work tirelessly 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We do all of this to look after people, your people – whether it’s your mum, your gran, your brother, your husband, your neighbour or that friend you haven’t seen in years…

In the 40 years since Worldwide Cancer Research was founded in St Andrews, Scotland, research has helped double cancer survival rates. It has led to better ways to diagnose, prevent and stop cancer sooner, as well as kinder, more effective treatments. However, the search for answers can’t stop here.

Because cancer affects almost everyone at some stage in their lives – whether you are one of the estimated 1 in 2 people in the UK diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime, or one of those forced to watch a much-loved friend or family member undergoing treatment. Because even in 2018, one person dies of cancer every four seconds worldwide. Because every day, millions of lives are still turned upside down by cancer.

We are fighting for these people now, in a year from now, five years from now, ten years from now, fifty years from now. The research we fund, thanks to your support, never stops and every day it enhances our understanding of cancer and helps us develop more effective treatments. Treatments you, your family or your family’s family may rely on in the future.



We believe the answers to cancer will not be found by one scientist, in one lab, in one country. Instead, we take a global approach to solving a local problem because cancer touches people in your city, your street, your family, but the answers could be found anywhere in the world. Cancer knows no boundaries - in outsmarting it, neither should we. We exist to fund that search for the answers to all cancers, because cancer is not one disease – it is more than 200.

From Argentina to Australia, Milan to Manchester, cancer researchers are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week around the globe searching for those answers. There are over 15,000 research institutions worldwide discovering, collaborating, sharing knowledge – investigating. That is why we use the money you give to fund cutting edge, early stage research. If we don’t invest in the ideas of today, we risk losing the cures of tomorrow – potentially life-saving answers to cancer.

 We rely entirely on you - your pocket change, your regular gifts, your sponsored events, and your partnership – to support the world’s best researchers. Your support allows these pioneering researchers to discover new, better ways to diagnose, prevent and treat cancer. Every penny counts. You are helping outsmart cancer sooner.

With your support, there will be a day when cancer is no longer feared and there will be a day when no life will be cut short by cancer. The more research you help us fund, the sooner that day will come. Without you, there would be no answers.

 …Worldwide Cancer Research gives us all hope for a brave new world. 

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