The Urology Foundation: Facts

The Urology Foundation has been serving urologists and their patients since 1995. In that time we have awarded more than £4 million in research grants and supported hundreds of urologists through training and education. 

Originally called The British Urology Foundation, TUF was set up in 1995 by urologists, Professor Roger Kirby and Professor John Fitzpatrick. The aim of the Foundation, which continues to today, was to serve urologists in this country, research new cures and treatments for urology diseases, and to improve patient care for urology patients. 

Since the early days, TUF has expanded substantially and remains, to this day, the only charity representing all urology diseases: 

  • There has been more than a 700% increase in annual funding since year one
  • More than £3 million has been invested into cancer research 
  • 85 different research projects have looked into cancers ranging from prostate, to bladder, kidney, and penile cancer 
  • We've funded research in nearly 20 locations across the country, from Dublin to Leeds, Southampton to Leicester, Cambridge to London 

Learn more about some of our key research projects here


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