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Advancing cancer research
Your support enables us to achieve the following in aid of cancer research.
- Train, recruit and support outstanding scientists and clinicians.
- Provide them with cutting-edge equipment and the environment in which to thrive.
- Enable pilot projects and clinical trials with the potential to revolutionise our approach to cancer.
"The real impact of philanthropy is that it gives the brightest minds the freedom to think – and do – differently. That is where breakthroughs happen." Professor Tariq Enver, Director of UCL Cancer Institute
Developing kinder more effective therapies
Founded through a philanthropic gift from Children with Cancer UK, the UCL Cancer Institute is the hub for cancer research at UCL.
The research that takes place here transforms our understanding of the disease in all its forms. It facilitates earlier and quicker diagnosis and monitoring of its progression and contributes to treatments (including in the fields of bio-therapeutics and immunotherapy) that are kinder, better targeted and more effective.
Philanthropy makes a profound impact on the development of these pioneering treatments such as CAR-T cell therapy, which is revolutionising cancer treatment.
The UCL CAR T programme
The UCL CAR T-cell programme is the most comprehensive in Europe, encompassing a broad-ranging portfolio of studies actively recruiting patients with B and T-cell malignancies, myeloma, and neuroblastoma.
Last resort trial saves horse-mad teen
Sophie seemed to have run out of options after multiple relapses from leukaemia. As a last resort, she was recommended for our CAR T-cell therapy trials, and is on the road to recovery.
Grieving daughter resolves to save others
After Imogen Beecroft's mother sadly passed away from fast-spreading cancer, she began a mission to help fund our pioneering CAR T-cell research and give hope to future patients like her mum.
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UCL’s Office of the Vice-President (Advancement) works directly with the 400-strong academic and research community at the UCL Cancer Institute to develop an active worldwide network of friends and supporters.
We are at a tipping point in the fight against cancer. Every gift, large or small, propels us towards our vision.
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