University Cancer Research Fund
Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. The University of Bristol Cancer Research Fund supports the world-leading research in the University searching for new treatments for this terrible disease.
There is a wide range of exceptional cancer research taking place in the University (see Cancer cells and the inflammatory response, below). Bristol researchers focus on the cancers that affect the lives of many of our loved ones, including childhood leukaemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung and bowel cancers. The work is spread between many different approaches – ranging from the development of new diagnostic tests and drug treatments through to epidemiological research into what predisposes some people to getting cancer in the first place.
Each year, the University Cancer Fund seeks out the most innovative ideas in cancer research. It selects projects and ideas in their early stages that have the promise to develop into high impact research. By funding the most imaginative and promising research at this early stage, the fund is able to promote the most exciting and potentially important discoveries. Over the years, funding of these small pilot grants has seeded the growth of important breakthroughs in cancer research. As these projects have grown, they have brought in millions of pounds of outside funding. In this way, our small University CancerFund has been a powerful agent of change, working to get the most value from each donation.
We hope that you will help us make the next important steps in the fight against cancer. Any support is very welcome and 100% of your donation will be spent directly on cancer research.
Contributing to the University of Bristol Cancer Research Fund can be done online via the Development and Alumni Relations Office Give Now page, just choose the "Cancer Research" option from the Designation drop-down list. Alternatively, if you would prefer to make your donation by phone, please call Bristol University during UK office hours, on +44 (0)117 394 1046.
Donate now and help us to continue making an impact on today’s world and change the face of tomorrow