About us

Action Radiotherapy believes that every cancer patient in the UK should have access to the best radiotherapy treatment available.

We are the UK’s only charity dedicated to improving radiotherapy treatment.

We aim to support radiotherapy research and development and support radiotherapy professionals by providing online tools to enhance collaboration.

Radiotherapy is effective and inexpensive compared with some cancer treatments and second only to surgery in its potential to cure cancer. Even small improvements in how radiotherapy is delivered could lead to large increases in the number of patients cured, and improve palliative treatment for others.

Action Radiotherapy was launched in the House of Lords in July 2010. It grew out of the Academic Clinical Oncology and Radiobiology Research Network (ACORRN) which was launched initially by the National Cancer Research Institute in 2005 to harness the power of the radiation research base in the UK.

Action Radiotherapy does not receive any funding from the government or otherwise, it relies solely on charitable donations.

If you’d like to support our work, please make a donation at our Just Giving page.

Tim Farron MP
Bryan Robson OBE
Tim Farron MP
Bryan Robson OBE
David Smith MBE
Lord Turnberg
Founding Patrons:
Lord Macclesfield
Lord Thomas of Macclesfield
Lord Wade of Cholton
Lord Wade of Chorlton

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Action Radiotherapy can offer support to those going through radiotherapy treatment:

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Action Radiotherapy is comprised of radiotherapy professionals who, while working to treat patients, also volunteer their time to us. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to these, often forgotten, frontline workers - the Therapeutic Radiographers, the physicists and the clinicians.


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