A substantial proportion of Cancer Research UK's scientific funding is provided to our five core research institutes. These laboratories are funded either directly through core funding or by substantial renewable programme grants with a significant core element.
Cancer Research UK is also one of the founding partners of the Francis Crick Institute (formerly known as UKCMRI) - a world-class centre for interdisciplinary medical sciences, research and innovation, scheduled for completion in 2015.
You can find out more about the Institutes and their researchers below.
For research job opportunities, visit the individual Institute's website for the latest vacancies.
The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute carries out a programme of world-class science into understanding key aspects of cancer cell behaviour and trying to translate these discoveries into new therapies, and diagnostic and prognostic tools to help cancer patients.
The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute aims to harness the scientific strengths of Cambridge to solve problems associated with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, focusing on the practical application of high-quality basic research into patient care.
The Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology is the world's largest and most comprehensive centre for research in radiation oncology and biology, focusing on research that could yield new advances in radiation treatment for cancer patients.
The Cancer Research UK London Research Institute is our largest institute with over 40 research programmes led by some of the world's foremost cancer research specialists. Research covers the major disciplines of cellular, developmental and molecular biology.
The Paterson Institute is a leading cancer research institute within the University of Manchester, spanning the whole spectrum of cancer research - from investigating the molecular and cellular basis of cancer, to translational research and the development of therapeutics.
The Francis Crick Institute (formerly known as UKCMRI) will be a world-class centre for interdisciplinary medical sciences, research and innovation. Funded by six of the UK's leading biomedical research organisations, the Centre will be sited at the heart of scientific excellence in central London.