|Race for Cancer resources|
Cancer research charity runs raise money for cancer research and awareness across the world. Many organisation's aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. They also conduct research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals, both by charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. They also provide information about cancer and run campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.
Many research organisations are entirely funded by the public. They raise money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Thousands of people are regular volunteers.
Charities provide information to the general public, the scientific community and healthcare professionals. Through websites, they provide information on cancer and cancer care, and a unique clinical trials database. A specialist team of cancer information nurses provide confidential telephone services, forums provide a place for users to talk to others affected by cancer, and mobile cancer awareness units deliver health information to locations where cancer incidence and mortality are higher than average.
Charities also work with the governments to inform and improve cancer services. They worked to bring about the smokefree workplaces legislation and continues to campaign for further action on smoking. Charities lobby for better screening programmes and advises on access to new cancer medicines, amongst other issues.