Who we are
We are the UK’s leading cancer prevention charity. We fund global research into the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer. Our work empowers people to take action to lead healthier, happier, cancer-free lives.
Over the past 25 years, World Cancer Research Fund has invested more than £100 million into cancer prevention and survival research. And it’s all thanks to our amazing supporters!
Independent studies have shown that a third of the UK’s most common cancers could be prevented if everyone followed our cancer prevention recommendations. That’s an extra 80,000 cancer-free lives every year.
- The cornerstone of our research programme is the Continuous Update Project. It’s the world’s largest source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity.
- We translate the results of our research into accurate, accessible, easy-to-understand information.
- By funding research and delivering health information programmes, we empower people to make lifestyle choices that can prevent cancer.
How we operate
World Cancer Research Fund UK is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (Registration Charity No. 1000739). Around 90 per cent of our funding comes from the UK public with the remainder from business, trusts and foundations.
WCRF UK adheres to the Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice and is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), which means that we are committed to fundraising practices that are open, fair, honest and legal.
Marilyn Gentry is World Cancer Research Fund UK's Chief Executive.
World Cancer Research Fund UK's trustees are:
Mr Laurence Isaacson CBE
Mr Jeffrey Hall Bunn
Prof Ashley Cooper
Mr Peter Crowley McCarty
Ms Susan Anderson Pepper
Ms Alison Sinclair
World Cancer Research Fund UK is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund network of cancer charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia, dedicated to the prevention of cancer through diet, weight and physical activity. Operating within a network means we can share resources and information more effectively.