Mother of two, Sally, is living with stage 4 melanoma. She explains why support to kick-start our research is so vital.
The coronavirus crisis is presenting huge challenges for us all – and we have lost vital time in our research to defeat cancer.
Please donate today to help us make up for lost research hours and to accelerate our research as we return to our laboratories.
Cancer is not self-isolating
Our laboratories had to remain closed during the coronavirus lockdown to ensure the safety of our staff. It was devastating for our scientists to step away from the lab bench, and pause our research.
Thankfully some of our scientists have been continuing their computational, data-driven research from home. Other colleagues have applied their scientific skills to join the enormous global push to understand and combat the coronavirus. And our clinical researchers have been working hard on the front-line of the NHS.
But cancer has not been self-isolating during this period. Many cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever at times like these – so the need to understand cancer better and design smarter, kinder and more effective treatments has become even more urgent.
Kick-starting our research
We are now returning to our laboratories, where it is safe to do so. We know that cancer patients around the world are counting on us to deliver new treatments. In the coming months we will resume our laboratory-based research with even greater resolve and dedication to making life-saving discoveries.
We now face declining income as research funding is cut and major fundraising events are cancelled. This is why your support is so important, to help us get our laboratories up-and-running again.
This pandemic has been a setback for cancer research, but with your help, it won’t mean long-term damage in our progress to defeat this disease.
How your donation could help
As we start to return to our laboratories, we need your support to kick-start our life-changing work and help us make up for lost research hours. Here are some examples of areas where your donation could make a big difference to our work.