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About us: What we do: Our researchCancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Our groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives.

We have made a huge number of important discoveries which have fundamentally changed the way we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Our work is entirely funded by the public – it’s thanks to your donations and support that our researchers are leading the world in tackling cancer.

Find out more

  • Discover more about our current research – from understanding the biology and causes of cancer to investigating how best to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.
  • We are continually pursuing new ways to beat cancer – find out about our plans for future research.
  • Find out how we fund research.
  • We often work with other organisations including other charities, commercial partners and the NHS. Find out more about how we work with others
  • Learn about our new UK Centres promoting research excellence

Further information across our websites

Visit our News and Resources website for more about our current research and our latest news.

Our Funding and Research website has detailed information for scientists, including information about applying for grants.

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