About Stand Up To Cancer

Maya Jama holding a conical flask with fundraising cash

ABOUT

SU2C

Brought to you by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising campaign that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research.

THE RESEARCH

YOU FUND

THE RESEARCH YOU FUND

Stand Up To Cancer Scientists with boxing gloves

Stand Up To Cancer aims to speed up life-saving cancer research by taking developments in the lab and accelerating them into brand new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them. So we’ve set ourselves an ambitious target to ensure 3 in 4 people in the UK survive their cancer by 2034.

THE RESEARCH YOU FUND WILL HELP US SEE 3 IN 4 PEOPLE IN THE UK SURVIVE THEIR CANCER BY 2034

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1 IN 4
SURVIVED IN THE 1970S
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2 IN 4
SURVIVE THEIR CANCER TODAY
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3 IN 4
WILL SURVIVE BY 2034

52 RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED

52 RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED

From transforming radiotherapy into a precise, anti-cancer weapon, to developing new ways to stop cancer cells from spreading around the body, we are supporting 52 clinical trials and research projects that will help us bring new treatments and technology to people with cancer – ultimately saving more lives. 

A cluster of breast cancer cells viewed under a microscope

Freezing Cancer Cells In Their Place

Gremlin1 research project

Beating cancer with gremlins

Beating Cancer with Bubbles

Beating Cancer With Bubbles

EVERY POUND SPEEDS UP

LIFE-SAVING RESEARCH

EVERY POUND SPEEDS UP LIFE-SAVING RESEARCH

In 2016, Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer.
 
At just 24 years old, Anita was planning her dream wedding with her fiancé, Scott – but her cancer was aggressive and she had to start treatment including the removal of her right breast, chemotherapy, Herceptin and fertility treatment. Anita and Scott made the decision to cancel their wedding to focus on her treatment.
 
Anita and Scott were able to set a date in 2018 and got married in front of family and close friends in June. Anita said: “On the day, I forgot all about cancer – for once it wasn’t the first thing on my mind.”

Every pound you give helps speed up life-saving cancer research, bringing treatments to people like Anita, faster.