One third of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research is funded by gifts in Wills. Our strategy is to prevent more cancers, diagnose them earlier, develop the best therapies and ensure that each patient receives the best treatment for them. We’re aiming to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034 - and gifts in Wills are critical to that progress.
Dimbleby Cancer Care helps make life better for people facing cancer, providing practical and psychological support to patients, their families and carers, primarily through our support centres at Guy’s Cancer Centre and Queen Mary’s, Sidcup. Our focus is the support of people living with cancer, addressing the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have on the individual and those closest to them throughout treatment and beyond.
Leaving a gift in your will to The Royal Marsden is one of the most personal gifts you can make. It means your legacy can live on as you help our scientists and clinicians to search for cures and strive to build a future beyond cancer for everyone.
One in two of us will develop cancer during our lives, yet around 40% of cancer cases are preventable - that’s around 147,000 cancer cases every year that could be prevented through simple healthy lifestyle choices. Eating a healthy diet, being more active each day and maintaining a healthy weight are, after not smoking, the most important ways to reduce our risk of cancer and fight back after a cancer diagnosis.
Each year, more than 300,000 children are expected to develop cancer worldwide. In developed countries more than 80% of them will survive; whilst in many developing countries survival rates are as low as 10%. We believe that every child with cancer, wherever they live in the world, should have equal access to the best possible treatment and care.Read 3 articles
Saving lives from any disease requires ground-breaking medical research. The Academy of Medical Sciences funds pioneering research and provides expert advice for public policy makers. We ensure research can thrive and result in patient benefit. We inspire and nurture young scientists to pursue careers in research and provide support through mentoring, training and funding schemes.
Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day we match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
AICR is now known as Worldwide Cancer Research. Our updated name allows us to tell everyone why cancer research should be funded on a worldwide basis and why a donation to Worldwide Cancer Research is the most effective way to help scientists find answers.
Every year, 38,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer - one person every 14 minutes. In that instant, their lives are changed forever. A gift left in a Will to Bloodwise, the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, could be the most important gift you’ve ever made.
Every year more than 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer. It’s the 2nd biggest cancer killer and takes a life the equivalent of every half an hour. Up to 620,000 people live with chronic bowel disease. Still incurable, Colitis and Crohn’s disease often begin in childhood - most under 18s are diagnosed at the age of 12. 100,000 people live with a stoma (excreting through an opening in the abdomen).