Funding local research is at the heart of our charity – along with buying equipment to improve patient care and operating our Support and Information Centre. FORCE was established in 1987 with a clear mission to advance cancer care in Exeter and beyond.
Our co-founder Dr Chris Rowland was involved in pioneering work in home-based chemotherapy and individualised radiotherapy and his studies established Exeter on the global cancer research map. In 1991 FORCE appointed a clinical research assistant, laying the foundation for a highly successful clinical research programme at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
We also fund research that is directed and supervised by a team of scientists and clinicians at the University of Exeter Medical School.