Our research

Thanks to supporters like you we have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Over the past century, our researchers have made consistent progress in the fight against cancer, and survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years.

Find out more about our research near you, by cancer type, by researcher, or by cancer subject.

Help us beat cancer sooner

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.

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Research helped Cara beat breast cancer

Cara McCormick, now in remission, signed up for a breast cancer clinical trial called Aphinity in 2012 to take a different combination of drugs which “wouldn’t have been available 20 years ago”.

Extraordinary teamwork leads to CRUK prize

EBV Birmingham Team

A University of Birmingham research team has won the CRUK Translational Cancer Research Prize for their ground-breaking work creating a promising vaccine for Epstein-Barr Virus-associated cancers.

Finding new treatments for patients

DDU CRUK Manchester

Our Drug Discovery Unit identifies and develops new medicines for cancer patients. Their work helps to turn discoveries in the lab into more effective treatments for patients as quickly as possible.

Our research history

We’ve made major progress towards beating cancer since we started back in 1902.

Funding for researchers

We fund over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses in the UK. Search for funding and find out what we offer researchers.

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Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

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