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.

Find out how you can support us

‘‘Being on a clinical trial is a win-win situation.’’

Susanne, from Barry is the first breast cancer patient in the world to receive a new combination of drugs as she is the taking part in one of our ground-breaking clinical trials.

Improving Outcomes For Children

Prof Sue Burchill has received Cancer Research UK funding for some very promising neuroblastoma research. Her team are developing a new test to detect the most aggressive form of the cancer.  

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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