“Three years after my diagnosis, I’ve enjoyed my first year of marriage, run my first marathon, realised my dream to become a firefighter, and now I’m expecting my first child in November. I’m determined to never take a day for granted.”
Cancer research and care is full of difficult problems, but we’ve never been afraid of a challenge. We’ve spent years funding the most innovative and forward-thinking projects, getting the best researchers together to tackle the thorniest issues.
We’re focused on what works for men. From early detection through to diagnosis, treatment, and support: we’re not just looking for a cure. We’re looking for quality of life.
The plan of attack
1. Taking action early
Helping men know the signs, symptoms and risk factors for testicular cancer.
2. Bright minds brought together
We’re bringing the best minds from around the world together to collaborate.
3. Tackling biology
Increasing the knowledge of the most lethal prostate cancer tumours, and how to slow or stop its progression.
4. Reducing side effects
No matter where they are in the world, men and their families and carers must have access to services and support.
5. Affordable treatment
We’re influencing governments to provide affordable treatment and to get new treatments into practice faster.
6. Tailored treatments, precision care
Personalised treatment is the new frontier of cancer research. From distinguishing between harmless and lethal cancers, to taking into account genes, lifestyle and environment: it means a better outcome for men.
7. Helping men make tough choices
Men need the right info to understand their diagnosis and make an informed decision when it comes to treatment.
8. Raising the standard
We’re identifying excellence in testicular cancer treatment and care, to reduce the number of men who aren’t getting the best outcome possible.
9. Global initiatives
Our largest investment in testicular cancer is a global program that will mean better outcomes for men everywhere.
We’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. Here’s a snapshot of our work in testicular cancer.
Projects that span the globe
We link up researchers around the world and get results faster by encouraging collaboration. We share our successes and our failures, so the scientific community doesn’t waste time on duplicate research.
Global Action Plan
Our Global Action Plan (GAP) is an international research initiative that brings researchers together to tackle the toughest challenges in prostate and testicular cancer. Since GAP launched in 2011, it has formed 7 large-scale global initiatives supporting 350 researchers from 90 institutions across 21 countries.
We funded the largest comprehensive sequencing study of testicular tumours published to date. This has lead to several ground-breaking discoveries that improve our understanding of testicular cancer and how to treat it effectively.
Supporting the European contribution to the TIGER trial
We've partnered with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer to fund a multi-national clinical trial to determine which therapy works best for men who've been treated for testicular cancer, but in whom the cancer has returned.