To support innovative and exciting early stage research into a range of cancers.
Supporting the next generation of scientists in the fight against cancer.
Every 2.5 seconds somewhere in the world someone is diagnosed with cancer. Over 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK alone and it continues to cause more untimely deaths than any other disease.
There is a wide range of exceptional cancer research that takes place at the University. It focuses on the cancers that affect the lives of many of our loved ones, such as childhood leukaemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain, lung and bowel cancers. It also encompasses a variety of approaches, from the development of new diagnostic tests and drug treatments, to epidemiological research into what predisposes some people to getting cancer.
Each year, the University Cancer Research Fund (CRF) seeks out and funds the most innovative ideas. By financing the most imaginative and promising early stage research we have seeded the growth of important breakthroughs; helping us to do more, faster, in the search for new cancer treatments.
We are seeking £200,000 to allow us to support the Cancer Research Fund for the next ten years. Such generosity would ensure we could fund four of our most promising young cancer researchers in their work each year.
To achieve this, your gifts are vital and we hope that you will give to this project and help us make the next important steps in the fight against cancer.
Since 2005, the University of Bristol has had a number of guaranteed places for runners in the London Marathon. During this time alumni and their supporters have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Bristol Cancer Research Fund. If you would like to support our runners in the next marathon or are interested yourself in taking part yourself you will find more information on our marathon webpage.