Is it permissible to give money earned from interest to cancer research?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from United Kingdom, in:
Religious Authority: 
Mufti Abdullah Patel
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Is it permissible to give money earned from interest to cancer research?

Though it is permissible to give to non-Muslim poor and needy it is best and preferable to dispose of interest money by giving it to poor Muslims without an intention of reward. Similarly, it is permissible to pass on the money to charities who will ensure that it is given to the poor and needy.