What We Do

Hope Against Cancer’s focus is to beat cancer rather than manage the consequences. We prioritise research for early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer.

At Hope we believe that a strong local research charity has strong benefits for local patients now and in the future.

We work for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working in partnership with local universities and hospitals. We fund cutting-edge research so that Leicestershire remains a hub of expertise in cancer research and treatment.

Read more about our research

Our Clinical Trials Facility

In 2012, Hope established and opened a dedicated Clinical Trials Facility at Leicester Royal Infirmary to offer patients access to new medicines and therapies. The Facility is a partnership between the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester and Hope Against Cancer and is the first of its type based outside of London.

We fund our very own Hope Research Nurse there who cares for patients taking part in clinical trials.