Funding the fight against cancer

In recent years we’ve invested over £10 million to help researchers make breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.

We’re dedicated to

Funding world-leading research projects at Barts Cancer Institute, as well as enabling talented young doctors to take time out from their clinical studies to carry out vital studies.  

The difference we’re making

  • Enabling researchers to study the behaviour of cancer cells and how they respond to drugs
  • Supporting research of the cancer ‘stroma’ - the surrounding cells of a tumour that create a nurturing environment for it – as well as cancer cell metabolism
  • Recruiting leading scientists to take forward programmes of research in both  these cancer research areas
  • Funding six clinical research fellows to further research into immunobiology in blood cancers
  • Developing a new way to scan patients for prostate cancer, to detect tumours earlier when they are easier to treat

Meet the researcher

Professor John Marshall from the Barts Cancer Institute talks about some of the projects that are underway thanks to our funding:

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What the researchers are saying

"Barts Charity funding will enable us to recruit a wealth of new scientific talent, to enable us to turn our ambitious plans into reality – and deliver real benefits to patients."


Professor Nicholas Lemoine  Director of Barts Cancer Institute


Funding extraordinary healthcare

The battle against cancer is ongoing.  Even though we are making progress every day, we need to ensure that the researchers of the future have the time, resources and expert guidance to make the next breakthroughs.

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