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 has 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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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

Today around 76% of children diagnosed with cancer survive beyond 10 years. “But children are still dying. If I could find a treatment to stop that, it would be the best thing I could do in my life.”

Award to speed up drug development

An Accelerator award has been given to our Leicester research team. The new funding will help translate work being carried out in the lab into new drugs that could treat patients.

Our research history

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

Funding for researchers

Pioneering Research 2016/17: our annual research publication

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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