Expanding evidence-based cancer treatment options

Cancer treatment optionsExpanding evidence-based cancer treatment options

The Anticancer Fund is a private foundation providing research-based information on cancer therapies and selectively funding the development of promising therapies.


The Anticancer Fund investigates the information on cancer therapies for evidence, so that evidence-based treatment choices can be made. We help patients to structure and absorb the complex nature of the information on registered, complementary or alternative therapies.

The Anticancer Fund is continuously looking for cancer therapies that have never been thoroughly examined and might finance the treatments that can be deemed promising based on measurable results.

The Anticancer Fund website provides the same research-based information in an adapted language for patients and their relatives, and for professionals so that it can be used to discuss treatment options. The Anticancer Fund team is independent and open-minded, is supported by a high level advisory board, is collaborating with international organizations (ESMO, CAM-CANCER) and consults reliable sources (NCI, MSKcc, a.o.). The Anticancer Fund does not provide medical advice and our website does not replace a medical consultation.

What can you find on the website?

  • Information on various cancer therapies and types
  • Guides for patient per cancer type
  • Guides with general information
  • Overview of Anticancer Fund supported projects
  • Questions answered by our team
  • Links to clinical trials



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In the spotlight

PIONEER is a randomised Phase II trial in early stage, operable ER+ breast cancer. This is a ‘window of opportunity’ trial in which three groups of post-menopausal women will receive two weeks of drug treatment prior to surgery.


ECIBC involves 35 countries collaborating together around two working groups, composed out of medical doctors, researches and patients.



Advisory Board

The Anticancer Fund is supported by an Advisory Board.

'In God we trust, all others must bring data' W.Edwards Deming.'
Bert Aertgeerts
'…the ultimate goal of cancer treatment to eradicate all cancer cells is probably not always realistic: successful symbiosis with residual cancer cells is often a more feasible alternative… '
Marc Bracke
'In the war against cancer, magic bullets may not exist and evolution dictates the rules of engagement.'
Robert Gatenby


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