Our Research in Leicester

Some test tubes in a lab

In Leicester

  • 6,400 people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • 48% of cancers are diagnosed early.
  • We spent over £1m on life-saving research in 2021/22.

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.

Last year we spent over £1m on life-saving research in Leicester.

Our dedicated scientists in Leicester are experts in a wide range of disciplines including clinical trials, early detection, personalised medicine and prevention.

Researchers work in partnership with the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.  By sharing their expertise, scientists, doctors and nurses are improving the care of patients across Leicester and beyond.


How we’ve made a difference so far

Our scientists helped make the discovery that chemicals derived from food, such as curcumin and resveratrol, could one day be used alongside existing chemotherapy drugs to help stop cancer growing and spreading in some people.