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, 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”.

Preventing bowel cancer

Dr Farhat Din is investigating how the common household drug aspirin works to reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Her work could find the best way to use aspirin to prevent the disease in the future.

Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence

We have brought together leading researchers from Manchester and London to form a Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence. This will galvanise the research community to help improve outcomes for patients.

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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