Our research by cancer type
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We’re the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years.
Every day in the UK there are more than 400 people diagnosed with cancer that will survive the disease for more than 10 years thanks to research.
We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer, including the one that’s most important to you. From the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.
Find out more about our research by the cancer types below.
- Bladder cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Brain tumours
- Breast cancer
- Children's cancers
- Lung cancer
- Oesophageal cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Teenage and young adult cancers
- Womb cancer
This list covers highlights of our research into the most common cancers – if a cancer type is not listed here, it doesn't mean we’re not researching it. You can browse our full researcher directory here.
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