Our Year 2018/19
Because you're amazing... we're saving lives through research
Our Annual Supporter Update is packed with this year’s highlights on how we’re pioneering new ways to prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and improve existing treatments to make them more effective.
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, and thanks to you, we’re accelerating progress towards our ambition of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034.
Highlights from our Annual Supporter Update 2018/19
Restricting junk food advertising
We’ve been raising awareness of the link between cancer and obesity, and campaigning to ban junk food advertising before the 9pm watershed.
Helping those with cancer that runs in the family
This year we’ve launched a new £4.2m project that will help our understanding of how genetic changes increase the risk of cancer.
Helping GPs diagnose cancer sooner
We worked with over 2,000 GP practices last year to help them spot cancer earlier.
Using new drugs to help more patients
PARP inhibitors are a type of drug developed to treat people with breast and ovarian cancer who also carry a high-risk BRCA gene.
Improving treatment for leukaemia
David Amaechi was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) when he was just three years old. Now aged 14, he’s been in remission since his treatment ended.
Boosting survival for men with prostate cancer
Researchers have shown that adding radiotherapy to treatment for some men with advanced prostate cancer could improve survival by around 11%.