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.

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

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Kelly is fighting cancer thanks to research

Kelly Griffin

Kelly from Oldham was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She took part in a clinical trial and now faces more chemotherapy to control her disease. “I am alive today thanks to cancer research.”

Professor Josef Vormoor is a Paediatric Oncologist

Josef Vormoor

“We can now cure two thirds to 80% of children with cancer. But children are still dying today. So if I could find a treatment that stopped that, it would be the best thing I could do in my life.”

Double blow for advanced breast cancer in the FAKTION clinical trial

CRUK Cardiff

Hormone sensitive breast cancers grow in response to oestrogen and progesterone. We’re investigating a combination of two anticancer drugs to target advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

Our research history

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

Funding for researchers

Grand Challenge

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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