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.
We support more than 40 research groups at the world-class Francis Crick Institute - the largest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe. We have invested £100 million in this state-of-the art multidisciplinary facility, and in 2015 researchers from our former London Research Institute at Lincoln's Inn Fields and Clare Hall officially joined the partnership.
The Institute brings together scientists working across different areas of biomedical research to find innovative new ways to tackle cancer. They are investigating how cells go wrong as cancer develops, why the immune system fails to recognise tumours, understanding how cancers change in the body to become resistant to treatment and much more. Their work will lead to more effective ways of preventing and treating all types of cancer in the future.
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.