Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the UK’s only charity wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer and the support of those living with the disease. Lung cancer remains the biggest cancer killer of men and women, causing over 44,000 deaths in the UK every year. It is a chilling fact that the average life expectancy following a lung cancer diagnosis is just 200 days, a statistic that drives us to do all we can to put an end to this public health travesty.
Our work covers three main strands, research, support and education. We fund research in institutions across the country, focusing on the development of early detection techniques that will revolutionise the prognosis of the disease. We offer comprehensive, nurse-led support and information to lung cancer patients, their carers and health professionals. This support constitutes local support groups, annual information days, a telephone helpline and online forum, and a suite of free information booklets which are highly recommended by the British Medical Association and used widely across the NHS. We also tackle the issue of youth smoking through our engaging and award-winning education programme, Cut Films, which we deliver in schools and youth settings across the UK, using the medium of film-making to empower young people to form their own ideas about the dangers of smoking and use the short films they create during the project to encourage their peers to reject smoking.
|Phone No.||0333 323 7200|
|Address||4-6 Enterprise Way, Wavertree Technology Park, Liverpool, Merseyside L13 1FB|