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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"Breast cancer research has given me a new life"

Lynne found her lump by accident. “It had spread to the lymph glands so meant surgery, chemo, radiotherapy and 5 years of hormone therapy. Treatments are even better now.”

"Going through cancer changed my perspective"

Acute back pain first led Louise to her GP. “I put my hand on my back and felt a lump the size of a fist.” It was bone cancer. After completing treatment she celebrated by doing a skydive.

"This could be a turning point in how we treat cancer."

Professor Gareth Griffiths is working to grow our portfolio of early diagnosis clinical trials

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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