Annual reviews

On this page you’ll find a year-by-year overview of our work to prevent cancer and save lives through research, sharing knowledge and practical support, plus insights into the strategy that drives our impact.

Our latest impact report

Find out what we achieved with the help of our supporters in 2021-22

> Jump to World Cancer Research Fund’s previous annual reviews

Our impact

How will the world change because of our work? We’ve built a new strategy that will drive our impact and is based on the outputs and outcomes of our Theory of Change model (PDF).

  • Based on our continuing research, evidence and awareness-raising, all people in the UK will have equal access to the latest information and can take action to reduce their risk of getting a preventable cancer.
  • Those living with or beyond cancer are supported to live healthier, longer, happier lives.

World Cancer Research Fund delivers its impact in the following seven ways:

1. A strong network partner

We are an active and engaged member of the World Cancer Research Fund International network, ensuring our mutual continued success and growth.

2. A strong identity

We are the UK voice on nutrition and lifestyle research, and recommendations for cancer prevention and survival.

3. An informed public

We help people realise that it is never too early or too late to make simple everyday lifestyle changes, so that fewer people get preventable cancers.

4. A developing organisation

We model best practice in governance and leadership, supported by staff empowerment.

5. The latest research

We fund and champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, and other emerging areas.

6. Widely used health information

We provide widely used information, guides, tools and programmes for the general public, health professionals, supporters, cancer survivors, schools and families alike.

7. Engaged supporters and partners

We will direct our energies to ensure our supporters and stakeholders are engaged in a dynamic two-way relationship.

> Download our Theory of Change Vision & Impact (PDF)

Annual reviews

Impact Report 2020-21

Our 2020–21 Impact Report tells you more about our work and provides a summary of our financial information.

Our 2020–21 Impact Report


Annual Report 2019-20
Annual review 2019-20



Annual Report 2018-19
Annual review 2018-19



Annual report 2017-18
Annual review 2017-18 (PDF 2MB)



Annual report 2016-17
Annual review 2016-17 (PDF 2MB)



Annual report 2015-16
Annual review 2015-16 (PDF 2MB)



Annual report 2014-15
Annual review 2014-15 (PDF 2MB)