The Cancer Treatment and Research Trust (CTRT) was founded in 1985. Its main role is to raise funding for research into why and how cancers develop; better ways of detecting and monitoring cancers; and finding and testing new treatments.
The CTRT has played a key role in funding the research work undertaken by consultants at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, Middlesex.
Great strides have been made in recent years in finding effective cancer treatments. But while more lives are being saved, the number of cancer patients is increasing given that people are living longer and some cancers develop with age. Our mission is to enable consultants to continue turning research ideas into exciting research studies and new life-saving treatments.
Funds raised by the CTRT are used in several ways. Most of the money is used to pay the salaries of research fellows, research nurses, data managers and technicians who are involved in cancer research. A major appeal coordinated through the CTRT raised almost £2 million for a new clinical trials unit and chemotherapy day unit at Mount Vernon Hospital. The CTRT also funds equipment used in research and contributes to items that can help patients during their treatment.
Our mission is to enable consultants to continue turning research ideas into exciting research studies and new life-saving treatments.
CTRT is a Registered Charity No. 292909