Cervical cancer: Support research to prevent, diagnose and treat this disease
Last updated: 23/07/2014
Why this research is needed
Over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. It is the most common cancer in women under 35 in the UK.
The screening programme can prevent many cervical cancers from developing in the first place and advances in treatment have also helped drive improvements for cervical cancer.
Two thirds of women now live for more than five years after diagnosis, but more needs to be done to beat this disease.
The impact of our research
Our researchers played an important role in finding the connection between the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer and also helped to develop screening programmes for the disease. We supported research that made it possible to develop the HPV vaccine, including large clinical trials to assess its safety.
With your help we can continue pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat cervical cancer.
Supporting this project
gillian donatedI am 15 years old, it makes... I am 15 years old, it makes me sad that many young people are dying of cervical cancer.I raised money to help research to stop young people dying. Jody Mullen. more
Esther donatedFor all the women who were ... For all the women who were as scared as I was when I received an abnormal smear result. Thank goodness I am clear, but this donation is for the ones who are not more
Project closed - July 2014
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve achieved the fundraising target for this project! Thank you so much for helping us to raise £26,000 for pioneering research into cervical cancer.
You’re support is helping to make a difference and you can read our latest news on cervical cancer research here.
Fundraising and donations to this project have closed, but if you’d like to continue to support our work into lung cancer, we’re fundraising for another area of research: