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Enabling research

The research we support and the clinical trials we enable change and save lives all over the world.

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We enable research

Cancer survival rates have more than doubled since Weston Park Hospital opened in 1970, with some incredible advances. Only around 44 per cent of women with breast cancer survived in the 1970s. Now, more than 77 per cent live for at least 10 years after diagnosis.

That’s thanks, in large part, to research – a huge part of what we fund.

Much of our funding goes towards four key areas:

  • Preventing cancer spread
  • Bringing new cancer treatments to the clinic
  • Integrating modern imaging into patient care
  • Improving quality of life and the cancer experience during and beyond treatment

Weston Park Cancer Charity endorses the AMRC position statement supporting research in universities - find the full statement here; the charity also endorses the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research - which you can find here.

Find out about our research work

Our research grants fund research projects to improve our understanding and treatment of cancer, by investing in medical, scientific and care-related research that can enable people to live longer or better lives with or beyond cancer. This includes pre-clinical lab projects, clinical trials, and studies into the cancer experience.

The difference it makes

Amanda's story

Mum-of-three among first in world to receive new cancer treatment

John's story

After John was faced with the devastating news that his cancer was terminal, he refused to accept it, and ultimately ended up participating in a clinical trial that has extended his life greatly.

Steve's story

Read about Steve’s “lifeline” thanks to Weston Park’s Cancer Clinical Trials Centre.

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