A substantial proportion of our scientific funding supports our five core research institutes.
You can find out more about the Institutes and their researchers below.
Cancer Research UK Beatson institute, Glasgow
Our Beatson Institute carries out a programme of world-class science into understanding key aspects of cancer cell behaviour and trying to translate these discoveries into new therapies, and diagnostic and prognostic tools to help cancer patients.
Our Cambridge Institute aims to harness the scientific strengths of Cambridge to solve problems associated with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, focusing on the practical application of high-quality basic research into patient care.
Our Manchester Institute is a leading cancer research institute within the University of Manchester, spanning the whole spectrum of cancer research - from investigating the molecular and cellular basis of cancer, to translational research and the development of therapeutics.
The Francis Crick Institute is a world-class centre for interdisciplinary medical sciences, research and innovation in central London. At the Crick, researchers funded by six leading biomedical research organisations, including Cancer Research UK, share facilities and collaborate to explore major scientific questions. With over 40 cancer research programmes led by some of the world's foremost cancer research specialists, and over 50 additional groups working in complementary scientific areas, this is our largest institute. Research covers the major disciplines of cellular, developmental and molecular biology.
The Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology is the world's largest and most comprehensive centre for research in radiation oncology and biology, focusing on research that could yield new advances in radiation treatment for cancer patients.