What we do

Making life better for people living with cancer

The funds we raise through donations and legacies go into supporting the Dimbleby Cancer Care and Information and Support Services at Guy’s Cancer Centre and Queen Mary’s, Sidcup, and into national research projects through the Dimbleby Cancer Care Research Fund which has awarded over £2.7million since 2004.

The research we fund looks at the spectrum of issues relating to the care and support needs of people affected by cancer. And in 2018 we launched Cancer Care Map to help people across the UK find the support services they need in their local area.

It’s about helping people during and beyond their cancer treatment. People like Frazer:




Dimbleby Cancer Care provides front-line support at our drop-in services at Guy’s Cancer Centre in London and at the Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre at Queen Mary’s, Sidcup. The specialist nurses and therapists work alongside doctors, CNS’s and other health professionals offering support and information to anyone affected by cancer, be they patients or families/carers. All services are free of charge.



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Cancer Care Map

In February 2018 Dimbleby Cancer Care launched a brand new UK-wide resource, Cancer Care Map, to help signpost care and support services in your local area wherever you are in the UK.



Cancer Care Map is growing week by week. Simply type in your postcode and search for local services that are there to support you during and beyond cancer treatment or if you are looking after someone affected by cancer.

Cancer Care Map also has lots of national helplines and online resources. And there is a blog page with interesting posts and updates from different organisations who are helping people living with cancer in the UK today.

If there is an organisation in your local area that isn’t yet on the map, get in touch and we’ll get them on there as soon as possible.

Cancer Care Map

Researching Care & Cure

Dimbleby Cancer Care Research Fund

Since 2004 our Research Fund and awarded over £2.7million in funding for projects across the UK ranging from looking at the emotional and financial impact on carers to the role of district nurses in delivering care and support to those in rural areas.

Dimbleby Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund

In 2011, Dimbleby Cancer Care and Marie Curie Cancer Care collaborated to provide a £1,000,000 research fund over 2 years, focusing on end-of-life care issues, with an emphasis on improved communications and on more compassionate end-of-life care.

Richard Dimbleby Chair of Cancer Research

Through an endowment at King’s College London we support ground breaking research into cancer treatment. Professor Tony Ng is the Dimbleby Cancer Care Chair in Cancer Research and is based at the Dimbleby Laboratories at King’s College London.

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