Tenovus Cancer Care

In 1943, Tenovus was founded by ten businessmen initially funding a wide range of projects in the local area. In the 1960s, Tenovus embarked on a project which was to influence our work for the next 50 years. We built the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research in Cardiff which carried out vital research into the causes of cancer.

Since then, we have concentrated our efforts on cancer and are now recognised for our pioneering work.

Our scientists helped develop the use of Tamoxifen, now used worldwide to treat breast cancer, and Zoladex which treats prostate cancer.

Today, we continue to fund world-class cancer research. We fund research projects that are unique and diverse, but each share a common goal; to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and prevent cancer from occurring in the first instance.

Alongside our ground-breaking research, we have developed a system of cancer support services to help cancer patients and their families, when they need it most, including our free Support Line (0808 808 1010), which is open 365 days a year.

In 2009, we developed further innovations to the support we offer cancer patients and their families with our Mobile Support Unit which brings cancer care to the heart of the patient’s community.

We also provide a free service for advice, guidance and support with money matters as we know cancer can turn your life upside down and sometimes, it brings money worries as well.

Last year we launched a free 4 week course to help people live well, with and beyond cancer called ACTivate your life – Affected by Cancer.

Finally we run several Sing with Us choirs across wales which are fun, uplifting and friendly, and are open to anyone affected by cancer whether you’re a patient, survivor, carer or someone who has been bereaved through cancer.

Give Hope. Help Cope.

Estyn Gobaith. Estyn llaw.