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Research strategy

FlowchartThe current research strategy sets our direction and priorities for 2009-2014, detailing the focus our resources over this time aimed at having the greatest impact.

Use the links below to find out more about the themes of our research strategy, as well as read about the progress we have made, and how we are working to update our strategy.

You can also download the Cancer Research UK five-year research strategy: 2009-2014 (PDF, 260KB).

The publication of our next 5 year research strategy is due in spring 2014 and we will again be working with our internal and external advisors to update our strategic ambitions in key areas of focus. If you have any questions on the development of our research strategy, please email the Research Strategy Unit.

The three themes of our strategy detail where we will be focusing our resources over the five year period.

Find out more about the themes

We have made significant progress on our research strategy since the launch in 2009. 

Read about our progress

The strategy which was launched in 2009, was developed through a combination of methods including extensive consultation.

Find out how it was developed

Updated: 7 February 2014