Grants

Aside from supporting headline research projects, ACT provides grants to assist in the treatment and care of those suffering from cancer.

For more information on how to apply for an ACT grant, please click on the link below.

Siobhan Mather (2018)

Siobhan, aged two, was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma and subsequently underwent various treatments in the UK. To further her chances of a full recovery we supported efforts to bring her a vaccine available only in America.

Following the devastating news that Siobhan passed away at just 4 years of age, we supported research by the GOSH UCL Institute of Child Health into neuroblastoma in her name.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (2019)

We supported the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in their study into establishing Whole-Body MRI as the ‘gold standard’ method for breast cancer patients. This enables ‘precision medicine’ to give the right therapy, for the right patients, at the right time and for the right duration, which could potentially improve survival rates.

Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK (2019)

This project seeks to develop a free stem cell storage service to families at risk of cancer. The goal is to offer vulnerable families the opportunity to store their baby’s cord blood for 25 years in case the other child, or any other family member, may require it for treatment in future.

Action Medical Research (2018)

Action Medical Research is a children’s charity supporting the research project of Professor John Anderson who is developing a Cancer-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of neuroblastoma.

King’s College London (2019)

We supported the Centre for Oral, Clinical and Translational Sciences at King’s College London for Head & Neck Cancer patient reconstruction. Professor Luciana Di Silvio’s work focuses on tissue engineering, aiming to regenerate damaged or diseased tissue and helping cancer patients regain the ability to eat, swallow and talk.