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Funding and partners

Our patient information pages are funded by Cancer Research UK and generous donors.

Mr and Mrs Dangoor

Sir Naim Dangoor

Sir Naim Dangoor CBE has donated £1.1 million to support the Cancers in General section on Cancer Research UK's patient information web pages for a 5 year period. This generous donation is in honour of his late wife Renée Dangoor. Renée sadly died from breast cancer in 2008. Now the head of a hugely successful property portfolio, the 101-year-old Jewish Iraqi originally came to London to study engineering 75 years ago. After building a successful business empire in his homeland, Sir Naim and his wife Renée – crowned Miss Baghdad in 1948 – were forced to flee in the 1960s due to anti-Semitic persecution and returned to the UK with nothing.

Since then, Sir Naim and his family have made numerous charitable donations as a way of thanking the country that gave Sir Naim refuge and he hopes his gift will help Cancer Research UK continue to make a real difference to the lives of people with cancer.


In February 2002, staff at KPMG voted for Cancer Research UK to be their nominated Charity of the Year, specifying that they wanted the money to be used to support patient information. That year, they raised a staggering £50,000, which was matched by the firm to make a fantastic total of £100,000. This money was used to support the development of six new sections of the website – the pages on leukaemia, myeloma and cancers of the kidney, womb, oesophagus and brain.

Jo Wright, Communications Manager at KPMG says: “Cancer Research UK provides an invaluable service to cancer patients and their families so we were delighted to support it.”

KPMG staff raised the money through the company’s payroll giving scheme, whereby individuals offer to make a set monthly donation out of their pay. The scheme is administered by the company in partnership with the Charities Aid Foundation.

We are delighted to say that our Cancer Research UK corporate fundraising team have won an award for their work with KPMG. The award is from the Professional Fundraising & The Institute of Fundraising Awards 2003 for the category 'Best Use of Payroll Giving'. Our team came first with their campaign 'You Make the Difference (KPMG Staff Selected Charity Fund)'

We would like to thank the generosity of the staff and partners at KPMG for their support. You can find information about payroll giving and other ways in which your company can support Cancer Research UK.

Current on-going funding

Since February 2002, the patient information has been funded and supported by Cancer Research UK, who own the site. This organisation was formed in February 2002 from the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

Previous funding

From June 2000 to January 2001, CancerHelp UK was funded and supported by The Cancer Research Campaign.

The site was originally funded by the West Midlands Regional Health Authority. This site has also been sponsored by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Nycomed Amersham and Roche Pharmaceuticals. These companies did not have any editorial control over the contents of this site, or other websites to which this site has links.

The British Medical Association has funded research through the TP Gunton Award, 1997.

Before June 2000, The Cancer Research Campaign funded both development of and research into the site.

Cancerbackup worked with CancerHelp UK in the initial development of the site in 1995.


We are grateful for donations in the name of

James Hughes 15th July 1960 - 20th September 1996

Further donations were received from the Cancer Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Nuffield Hospital.

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Updated: 13 April 2016