Investing in promising cancer treatments, putting patient needs first

The Anticancer Fund, a partner for


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    Investing in research

    We fight cancer. We look for solutions through the lenses of knowledge and evidence. We use common sense, we put...
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    Involvement in clinical trials

    Clinical research is our core activity. We are an independent, non-profit intermediary working with universities,...
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    Connecting stakeholders

    The ACF is just a small part of the enormous cancer research ecosystem.
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    Advising professionals

    According to our mission and vision, the ACF provides free advice, trial designs and research reviews.
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    Informing patients

    A treatment decision should be based on well-documented and fully comprehensible information about the most reliable...

Our current focus areas

  • Drug repurposing

    Drug repurposing, also known as drug repositioning, is a drug development strategy predicated on the reuse of existing...
  • Less common and rare cancers

    We don’t just focus on the ‘big four’ of cancer – prostate, colon, breast and lung. We also investigate new treatment...
  • Combination therapies

    It is important to investigate the impacts of drugs beyond what they can achieve alone. Using them in combination...
  • Preventing tumour recurrence

    For cancer survivors, the fight isn’t always over. Many are concerned about the possibility of recurrence, and living...