Our research 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.
Our charity was formed in 2002, following the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, first established back in 1902. We are now the biggest single independent funder of cancer research in Europe, supporting the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.
Over the past century, our researchers have made consistent progress in the fight against cancer. From studies of the intricate workings of molecules within cells to the results of large-scale clinical trials of treatments, every result helps to deepen our understanding of cancer, and highlight new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
Find out more about our research by the subjects below;
These are just highlights of a few areas our research, and our work spans across all areas. To find out more about the full range of what we fund, browse our research directory.
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.