Mother of two, Sally, is living with stage 4 melanoma. She explains why support to kick-start our research is so vital.
We’ve been at the forefront of ground-breaking scientific research for decades. Our discoveries are improving the lives of cancer patients across the world, including patients like Sally.
Mother of two Sally Steadman-South was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2017 at the age of 37. Despite treatment, the cancer continued to spread. Thanks to a treatment underpinned by our research, Sally is now spending precious time with her family and recently celebrated her 40th birthday – a milestone she never thought she would reach.
Cancer isn’t self-isolating
Our scientists have led the discovery and development of many targeted treatments, that are helping more cancer patients live longer and with fewer side-effects.
But during the coronavirus crisis, cancer hasn’t been self-isolating. Many cancer patients are now more vulnerable than ever, adding greater urgency to our work.
The impact of Covid-19
During the Covid-19 pandemic we had to put much of our work temporarily on hold. With most of our labs closed for several months, we’ve lost many vital research hours.
Now that it is safe to return to our labs we are faced with huge challenges. Income is declining as research funding is cut and major fundraising events are cancelled.
We urgently need your support to kick-start our life-changing research, and help us make up for lost time in discovering smarter, kinder and more effective treatments.
How you can help
For example, you can help us equip our revolutionary new research facility, the Centre for Drug Discovery. Here we will bring together 300 leading scientists to take on the challenge of cancer drug resistance.
Your donation will also will make a real difference by advancing our understanding of childhood cancers and training the cancer research leaders of the future.
Please donate today to help us make up for lost time – and let’s finish cancer together.