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
Since 1990, World Cancer Research Fund has invested £103 million into cancer prevention and survival research. And it’s all thanks to our amazing supporters!
Around 40 per cent of cancers in the UK could prevented – equating to nearly 144,000 cases every year. Eating a healthy diet, being more active each day and maintaining a healthy weight are, after not smoking, the most important ways you can reduce your cancer risk.
- 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 is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and fully adheres to the Fundraising Code of Practice, 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.