Through the dedicated support of our community, over the last 15 years, the Bone Cancer Research Trust has been able to fund a plethora of innovative and pioneering research projects aiming to improve the lives of patients with primary bone cancer.

We are delighted to share our new report with you, 15 Years of Research - Working Towards a Cure, which showcases our research impact over the last 15 years! The report really does demonstrate how, in the last 15 years, your support has enabled us to revolutionise the primary bone cancer research landscape and the difference this has gone on to make for patients.

Read the full report here.

Dr Zoe Davison introduces the report

As we look back over the last 15 years of research, it fills me with enormous pride at what the Bone Cancer Research Trust has achieved.

In 2006, there was little investment into primary bone cancer research; fast forward 15 years and the research landscape is now unrecognisable. We could not have done this without the support of the Bone Cancer Research Trust community. Together, you have raised a phenomenal amount of funds, which has allowed us to invest into pioneering research aimed at improving outcomes and saving lives.

With your support, we have improved surgical techniques that have gone on to improve survival in chondrosarcoma patients and developed protocols for primary bone cancer patients to receive specialised radiotherapy and proton beam therapy. We stepped up when osteosarcoma was identified as an urgent clinical priority and funded our first ever clinical trial, ICONIC, and our laboratory research continues to identify potential new ways to treat all primary bone cancers.

Aside from our successes in research, it has been heart-warming to see the important role the Bone Cancer Research Trust is playing in forging collaborations between researchers and uniting the community to tackle this research together. This collaborative approach has accelerated research and made new important discoveries possible.

This report is our way of celebrating the impact and successes of our research funding and to say a huge thank you to all our patients, researchers, clinicians, and supporters for their continued efforts.

I am beyond excited to see what the next 15 years brings.

Read the full report here.