Our current research
Every year Cancer Research UK spends hundreds of millions of pounds on research into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. We are the biggest single independent funder of cancer research in Europe, supporting the work of thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.
Read more about our progress and achievements.
We carry out large-scale studies to discover the risks and causes of cancer. We are investigating lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, alcohol and bodyweight.
If cancer is diagnosed early, treatment is more likely to be successful – so we are researching ways to improve screening and early detection.