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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.

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.

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

Current research projects

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

Research achievements

Over the years our funding has helped to build the capability and infrastructure of specialist cancer research teams in Sheffield. It's enabled them to produce research which has influenced cancer treatment both nationally and globally.

Apply for funding

The need to provide high quality cancer care, research and treatment is increasing. Therefore, we offer support in these areas with our grant giving. Find out more on how to apply.

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