Cancer Research becomes an affiliate of Our Future Health

News – 12 October 2022
Cancer Research UK has joined as an affiliate charity of Our Future Health.


Every two minutes, someone is diagnosed with cancer in the UK. It takes the lives of around 167,000 people in the UK every year – about 460 people a day. Over 50% of these deaths are of people aged 75 and over, and mortality is more common among people living in the most deprived areas.

Cancer Research UK was formed 20 years ago to fund scientific research into cancer prevention and diagnosis, pioneer policies to support those affected by cancer, and offer information to raise awareness. Their ambition is to bring about a world where everybody can lead longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.

Affiliate charities

Our Future Health is joining with many of the UK’s leading health research charities who are providing valuable support and expertise to help develop Our Future Health. They will make a big impact in allowing us to ultimately change the way we prevent, detect and treat diseases.

Andrew Roddam, CEO of Our Future Health, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Cancer Research UK as an affiliate charity of Our Future Health. Their expertise in health research offers an exciting opportunity for us to work together to make discoveries that can benefit everyone affected by cancer.”

Catherine Elliott, Director of Research & Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, said: “Cancer Research UK are excited to be joining Our Future Health as an affiliate member. Cancer Research UK recognise the importance of large-scale population cohorts in underpinning research into cancer risk, early detection and prevention.  With around 1,000 new cancer cases in the UK every day, we need this now more than ever.”

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