Private donor pledging: your opportunity to make a real difference

By supporting our research, you’ll play a part in making a real difference in the lives of people suffering from cancer. Image byLina Trochez/Unsplash.

Our goals as a charity are not small — the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute exists to reduce human suffering and improve lives. You can help us to achieve our aspirations.

What we’re trying to achieve

Our research is working towards making cancer treatment more effective and less invasive, more accessible and affordable. Our team has developed a novel cancer treatment by repurposing existing off-patent (generic) low-cost oral medications. If proven effective, this regime will reduce the need for surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and help to reduce the cancer patient treatment disparities that currently exist.

We’re a team of world-class experts dedicating our knowledge and time towards reaching our goals. One of our biggest challenges, however, is securing funding to carry on with our research.

That’s where you can play a part.

Why we need your help

Our research shows enormous promise and could transform how cancer is treated. But we’ve got a lot more work ahead of us yet. We need to undertake clinical trials over several years to test our novel cancer treatment on different types of cancer – glioblastoma (a type of brain cancer), malignant melanoma, mouth cancer and metastatic squamous skin cancer. But clinical trials are expensive.

We need $1 million per trial per year to complete these trials and the associated research. Unfortunately, businesses aren’t very interested in funding research into repurposing low-margin generic drugs for cancer treatment. They don’t have the usual commercial incentives to be involved.

To reach our goals we need a shared funding solution involving the Government and public sector agencies, businesses, charitable organisations and private donations from people like you.

How you can make a difference

By supporting our research, you could make a real difference in the lives of people suffering from cancer. Imagine if cancer treatment was gentle and affordable and involved minimal time away from home. That’s what we’re aiming for. But we need your support and donations to progress. 

All donations in support of our novel cancer treatment clinical trials and the associated research programme are deeply appreciated. Small or large donations, regular or one-off, anonymous or recognised — we need and value each and every one. As the GMRI is a charity, donations are eligible for a tax rebate subject to the usual IRD rules.


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