About us

We’re here to save lives by ensuring everyone in the UK has access to high quality radiotherapy treatment and support.

Secretariat for APPG
on Radiotherapy
Member of Global Coalition for Radiotherapy

What we do

Radiotherapy UK is the only charity dedicated to improving radiotherapy treatment throughout the UK. We believe that everyone in the country – no matter who they are or where they live – should have access to the best radiotherapy treatment available. We campaign for a world class radiotherapy service and solutions to the  cancer backlog (#CatchupwithCancer), we support and provide information and education to patients and the workforce.

Why we do it

A total of 1 in 2 of us will get cancer, and 1 in 4 of us will need radiotherapy at some point in our lives. Every four weeks delay in treatment reduces survival rate by 6-13% – that’s why our work to ensure people receive this vital cancer treatment is critical.

A 10-year Vision for Radiotherapy

Led by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy, the radiotherapy community has launched a bold new 10-year Vision named World-class Radiotherapy in the UK: Right Patient, Right Treatment, Right Time.

The Vision sets out a path to achieve world-class radiotherapy for patients across the UK by 2034, cut record wait times for treatment, and plan for the rising numbers of patients being diagnosed.  Launched in the House of Commons on February 6, it has already won the support of Bryan Robson OBE, Parliamentarians and leading cancer experts.  

Why support Radiotherapy UK

Our incredible team

We have a small, hard-working team who are passionate about making the best cancer treatment available to everyone in the UK.

Partners & Supporters

Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company, is a long-term supporter of the work of Radiotherapy UK. Our common ground is campaigning and supporting to make sure every UK cancer patient in need of radiotherapy has access to the best treatment available. Our Daily Radiotherapy Newsletter is sponsored by Varian. 

Industry Supporters

Charity Partners


Partnership statement

Radiotherapy UK is an independent charity and entirely vendor neutral. We are grateful to receive funding from organisations that work in the field of radiotherapy, without which, we could not carry out our valuable work.

We are delighted to work with organisations that share our mutual interest in promoting radiotherapy as the second most effective cancer treatment, for the benefit of UK cancer patients and the radiotherapy workforce. 

*AstraZeneca sponsors the 2024 RTUK Talks series. AstraZeneca has provided financial sponsorship towards this independent Programme and has had no involvement in its creation or organisation.