Anticancerfund | Investing in promising cancer treatments, putting patient needs first

Supporting cancer research by putting patients first

Cancer patients deserve optimal treatment. We are willing to go the extra mile by supporting scientific research and outstanding care for cancer patients.

The Anticancer Fund is a Belgian non-profit organisation with an international scope. We depend fully on donations and private funding to finance our work.

Every cancer is one too many. Discover how we help patients.

OUR PROMISE

In the news

18 Feb 2020
Bishal Gyawali, Gauthier Bouche, Nigel Crisp and Nicolas André. Challenges and opportunities for cancer clinical trials in low- and middle-income countries. Nature Cancer, 17 February 2020, DOI: 10.1038/s43018-020-0030-x

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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    We invest in research

    We fight cancer. We look for solutions through the lenses of knowledge and evidence. We use common sense, we put...
  • Involve in clinical trials icon

    We support clinical trials

    Clinical research is our core activity. We are an independent, non-profit intermediary working with universities,...
  • Inform patients icon

    We inform cancer patients

    A treatment decision should be based on well-documented and fully comprehensible information about the most reliable...
  • Connect stakeholders icon

    We connect stakeholders

    The ACF is just a small part of the enormous cancer research ecosystem.
  • Advise professionals icon

    We advise researchers

    According to our mission and vision, the ACF provides free advice, trial designs and research reviews.

Our current focus areas

  • Drug repurposing

    Drug repurposing, also known as drug repositioning, is a drug development strategy predicated on the reuse of existing...
  • Less common and rare cancers

    We don’t just focus on the ‘big four’ of cancer – prostate, colon, breast and lung. We also investigate new treatment...
  • Combination therapies

    It is important to investigate the impacts of drugs beyond what they can achieve alone. Using them in combination can...
  • Preventing tumour recurrence

    For cancer survivors, the fight isn’t always over. Many are concerned about the possibility of recurrence, and living...