Cancer Research Funding
Cancer Research Funding – In the Fight against Cancer Hope is the most important tool
Global battle against cancer won’t be won with treatment alone Effective prevention measures urgently needed to prevent cancer crisis. More than 1.2 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and nearly half will die from cancer within five years. About 565,000 will die this year, which makes cancer the second leading cause of death after heart disease. In addition to causing severe pain and suffering for patients and their families and friends, cancer has substantial economic costs: about $37 billion in direct health care costs and another $70 billion in loss of productivity due to morbidity and mortality. Research has long been one response to the toll of cancer—research on its causes and development, on how to cure, or better yet, prevent it, and on ways to improve the quality of life of those who are dying from it and who survive it. This effort has been complicated by the fact that cancer is not one disease but many. Although all cancers have in common the phenomenon of uncontrolled cell growth, they differ significantly in their cause, location, age of onset, susceptibility of population groups, severity, treatments, and aftereffects. The focus is on funding for research, broadly defined, including not just support of research projects but also support of the research infra structure, including facilities, equipment, and research training. This counts all types of research, not just basic biomedical research conducted in laboratories. Thus we include clinical research, population-based research (e.g., epidemiology), health services research (e.g., outcomes and effectiveness) and social and behavioral research on risk factors and on intervention strategies. Nanoshel works for Cancer Research Funding and take new initiative for Cancer Research.
What happens to your money when you donate to charity? All donations, however big or small, can buy something genuinely useful for Cancer Research work – whether it’s a piece of lab equipment, an item of protective clothing or part of something bigger such as the running costs of a drug trial or specialist training courses.
Over the past 40 years, donations have funded the research that has helped increase 10-year cancer survival rates from one in four people to two in four people. With continued support from public, Cancer Research has set out to accelerate this progress to reach three in four people surviving cancer within the next 20 years. The majority of NANOSHEL donations are US$100, but together they add up to a much larger fund that can help beat cancer, sooner.
US$2 buys a box of microscope slides, just like the ones used in breakthroughs such as the discovery of tamoxifen, which has saved the lives of many thousands of women with breast cancer across the globe.
US$20 buys a lab coat, box of gloves and goggles, these vital items help scientists to carry out life-saving research.
US$30 covers the cost of a clinical trial for a day to find out if radiotherapy can pack more of a punch to lung cancer cells and stop the disease coming back after surgery.
US$40 buys 500 petri-dishes which allow scientists to follow a cancer cell’s every move. NANOSHEL scientists study how cancer cells make a break for it, so that they can discover new ways to stop the disease in its tracks.
US$75 buys chemical building blocks that make up a strand of DNA, to make copies of important genes that may give us clues about why things go wrong in cancer.
US$100 buys a special chemical measuring tool that enables scientists to measure DNA molecules. This vital information could reveal crucial clues about how to beat cancer.
US$180 covers the cost of a clinical trial for a day to better understand brain cancer, which could accelerate towards faster diagnosis and groundbreaking new therapies.
US$250 buys special chemicals, called antibodies, which light up tiny parts of a cell, to help discover new ways to beat cancer, sooner.
US$400 is the cost of running the online forum ‘Cancer Chat’ for one day, helping hundreds of people through very difficult times.
US$4,000 buys a clever machine that can make 80,000 copies of DNA in just one second, like a turbo-charged genetic photocopier!
US$6,000 buys an extractor to suck chemical fumes away from the lab, keeping NANOSHEL scientists safe.
US$75,000 buys a microscope that can detect, monitor and track tumour cells to find out how they behave, helping scientists to beat cancer, sooner.