Our research

Funding local research is at the heart of our charity – along with buying equipment to improve patient care and operating our Support and Information Centre. FORCE was established in 1987 with a clear mission to advance cancer care in Exeter and beyond.

Our co-founder Dr Chris Rowland was involved in pioneering work in home-based chemotherapy and individualised radiotherapy and his studies established Exeter on the global cancer research map. In 1991 FORCE appointed a clinical research assistant, laying the foundation for a highly successful clinical research programme at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

We also fund research that is directed and supervised by a team of scientists and clinicians at the University of Exeter Medical School.

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We need £1 million every year to provide all our services, funded by donations like yours. Please help us. Even the smallest contribution can make a positive difference to someone affected by cancer.

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