This is the introduction from our Chairman's Statement contained in the Annual Report for the year ending September 2012. If you would like more detailed information, please download the full Annual Report using the link at the foot of the page.
It has been another good year for AICR and for those it supports. Despite a difficult financial climate, the charity achieved an income of £16.8 million (£17.6 million in 2011), and we have been able to support 44 new research projects during the year. These projects represent the very best scientific research and should lead to a great understanding of cancer and the causes of the disease. Our charitable expenditure was £9 million (£9.5 million in 2011), and outcome which the Board considers acceptable in the circumstances.
This year has seen a number of changes at AICR. Dr Mark Matfield, our Chief Scientific Officer for over 25 years, retired in September. Dr Matfield has played an invaluable role during this period, advising the charity on scientific matters, and overseeing the work of our Scientific Advisory Committee. We wish him well in his retirement, and welcome his replacement, Dr Helen Rippon.