AICR is a charity that exists solely to fund cancer research. We do not provide any services, such as information, campaigning, patient support etc. All of these services are very well provided by other charities and we don’t want to duplicate what they are doing. As such, we link to very few external organisations. The ones we have listed below are directly related to the type of questions we often get asked.
This section is provided by AICR as an aid to general cancer information. AICR takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided within these links.
The links section of this site is taken from a selection of WWW pages - the information provided within those pages and the accuracy for content lies with the owner of the particular visited website.
Any medical information or treatment options should be discussed with your doctor - AICR does not provide help on medical issues in any context.
Information for Patients
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support to people affected by cancer. They have detailed information about nearly 60 cancer types.
You can also speak to specialist cancer nurses by calling the Macmillan Support Line which is free to UK callers (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm) on 0808 808 0000
National and International Cancer Research Partnerships
As an international cancer research charity, AICR is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) a UK-wide partnership between the government, charity and industry, which promotes co-operation in cancer research. AICR is also part of the International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP), which is a unique alliance of cancer organisations working together to enhance global collaboration and strategic coordination of research.
Our supporters tell us that they want to help cancer research more than by just helping to fund more research and ask us how they can participate in clinical trials. Clinical trials are studies in which a group of carefully selected patients are given the new treatment. The results are compared with a similar group of patients (the control group) receiving the current treatment. Patients who want to help test new treatments can volunteer to go on these trials, although most trials have very specific criteria for the type of patients they need. Many clinical trials are randomised – patients are assigned to the test group and the control group at random. There are several databases of clinical trials, which can be searched by the type of cancer, or other disease, involved.
Cancer Research UK provides excellent information about the incidence of all the main types of cancers, as well as survival statistics and death rates.