Our policy on science funding
Funding for medical research is essential for a healthy nation and a healthy economy. Medical research in the UK not only leads to improvements in health that benefit millions, but also generates significant wealth and investment.
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for our research, but our work does not take place in isolation. We need a world class research sector to support our efforts.
Medical research in the UK benefits from a unique combination of stakeholders. The mixture of support from Government, charity and industry partners, university research laboratories and the NHS, provides the breadth and diversity that are crucial to tackling existing and future healthcare challenges.
We make the case to Government that there needs to be sustained investment in medical research in order to provide the best environment and infrastructure for our scientists to better understand cancer and develop treatments for patients.
We have welcomed recent Government commitments to continue to invest in science and believe that this is crucial to the future of medical research in the UK.
Investment and Impact: How Government supports science in the UK
Statement on European Fund for Strategic Investment and its impact on EU health research spend
Impact: Investing in Medical Research for the UK’s Health and Wealth
Medical Research: What's It Worth?
Exploring the interdependencies of research funders in the UK
Working together: The impact of medical research on the health and wealth of the nation
Ideal Environment for Medical Research
Exploring the Interdependency between Public and Charitable Medical Research
Response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into the Government’s industrial strategy
Response to House of Commons inquiry into leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research
Response to House of Commons inquiry into the science budget
Response to the Nurse Review of Research Councils
Response to House of Common Research and Development funding for science and technology in the UK
Response to House of Lords inquiry into scientific infrastructure
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