Cancer Research operate in a very tall hierarchical structure with many levels. However, it has also been split into separate groups similar to a matrix structure. At the top of the structure is Sir Harpal S. Kumar as the CEO. Working underneath him are his 6 Executive Directors; Nick Grant (International Partnerships), Frances Milner and Nick Gaynor (Philanthropy & Partnerships), Iain Foulkes (Research and Innovation), Ed Aspel (Fundraising and Marketing) and Mark Allen (Human R Directoresources). With this senior management team operating at the top of the structure, there are separate departments that report to an individual Executive. There is a large research group as well as all the other business functions.
At the beginning of 2007 cancer research created a list of goals that they hoped to achieve with the help of their partners by 2020. Some of which include;
Cancer will be diagnosed earlier – Two-thirds of all cancer cases will be diagnosed at a stage when the cancer can be successfully treated.
We will understand how cancer starts and develops – We will have a detailed understanding of the causes and changes in the body in two-thirds of all cases of cancer.
The number of smokers will fall dramatically – Four million fewer adults will be smokers, preventing thousands of new cases of cancer every year.
People will know how to reduce their risk of cancer -Three-quarters of the UK public will be aware of the main lifestyle choices they can make to reduce their risk of getting cancer.
People under 75 will be less likely to get cancer – The chances of a person developing cancer up to the age of 75 will fall from more than one in four to one in five.
There will be better treatments with fewer side effects – Treatments that accurately target the cancer and have few serious side effects will be available for at least half of all patients.
People with cancer will get the information they need – At least nine out of ten patients will be able to access the information they need at the time of diagnosis and during treatment.
We will especially tackle cancer in low income Communities – The differences in the risk of dying from cancer between the most affluent and the least affluent will be reduced by half.
We will continue to fight cancer beyond 2020 – Sufficient scientists, doctors, nurses and infrastructure will be in place to ensure continued rapid progress in the fight against cancer beyond 2020.
To keep increasing the survival rates which was successful by doubling the percent since 1970.