Driven by patients,
guided by science
The Anticancer Fund supports scientific research and outstanding care for cancer patients.
We are a Belgian non-profit organisation with an international scope. We depend fully on donations and private funding to finance our work.
We invest in the most promising research to make measurable progress in the fight against cancer.
We strive to improve survival and quality of life, financial return is not within the scope of our activities.
We identify untapped potential in cancer research leading to pragmatic solutions for patients in need.
We seek impact and we invest our resources where we believe we can make the most progress.
Every cancer deserves the same attention, regardless of prevalence or profitability.
In the news
Latest news about drug repurposing in oncology #12
Discover our latest newsletter with scientific updates and recent findings about the repurposing of generic drugs in oncology.
Raising awareness of pancreatic cancer is important
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the toughest cancers. Despite efforts, improvements in outcome have been limited. With that in mind, it is important to highlight World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
How to capture data to prove the efficacy of repurposed drugs?
As drug repurposing is an important pillar of our strategy, we are part of the annual event of C-Path's CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory on the 16th and 17th of November.
Clinical research in surgical oncology matters
We participate to the 40th congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). As a funder of clinical trials that thinks out of the box to investigate new cancer treatments, we believe surgeon-led trials can make a real difference in patient's outcomes.
We are participating to the 7th World Cancer Series of The Economist
Lydie Meheus, our managing director, will discuss the road map for cancer control across Europe with eminent health experts and policymakers.
WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We invest in researchWe put science to work for patients and we strive for short-term, meaningful impacts where they are most needed.
We set up clinical trialsWe are an independent, non-profit intermediary and focus on clinical research with limited economic value.
We connect peopleAs we are just a small part of the enormous cancer research ecosystem, we don't act alone.
We advise professionalsAccording to our mission and vision, we provide free advice in designing trials and reviewing scientific research.
We help cancer patientsWe personally answer therapy-related questions from patients and provide non-judgmental information.
Our current focus areas
Drug repurposingDrug repurposing, also known as drug repositioning, is a drug development strategy predicated on the reuse of existing...
Less common and rare cancersWe don’t just focus on the ‘big four’ of cancer – prostate, colon, breast and lung. We also investigate new treatment...
Combination therapiesIt is important to investigate the impacts of drugs beyond what they can achieve alone. Using them in combination...
Preventing tumour recurrenceFor cancer survivors, the fight isn’t always over. Many are concerned about the possibility of recurrence, and living...