Investing in promising cancer treatments, putting patient needs first

Supporting cancer research by putting patients first

Cancer patients deserve optimal treatment. We are willing to go the extra mile by supporting scientific research and outstanding care for cancer patients.

The Anticancer Fund is a Belgian non-profit organisation with an international scope. We depend fully on donations and private funding to finance our work.



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    We invest in research

    We put science to work for patients and we strive for short-term, meaningful impacts where they are most needed.
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    We set up clinical trials

    We are an independent, non-profit intermediary and focus on clinical research with limited economic value.
  • Connect stakeholders icon

    We connect people

    As we are just a small part of the enormous cancer research ecosystem, we don't act alone.
  • Advise professionals icon

    We advise professionals

    According to our mission and vision, we provide free advice in designing trials and reviewing scientific research.
  • Inform patients icon

    We help cancer patients

    We personally answer therapy-related questions from patients and provide non-judgmental information.

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...