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Cancer and Research

Cancer Research UK scientistsEvery year Cancer Research UK spends hundreds of millions of pounds on research into diagnosing, preventing and treating cancer. We are the biggest single independent funder of cancer research in Europe, supporting the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.

In this section you can discover more about the work of our world-class researchers, their progress, and the impact their research has made in beating cancer.

Research highlights We fund thousands of researchers across the UK - find out what they're doing.

Our progress Read about the charity's progress and achievements through the decades.

About cancer research What exactly is cancer research, and how is it carried out? Find out here.

Science Update blogOur Science Update Blog has the science behind the headlines and the latest advances.

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Updated: 17 September 2009