The use of animals in cancer research
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A great deal of cancer research is carried out without involving animals. In certain areas, however, animal research remains essential if we are to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Cancer Research UK only carries out research involving animals when there is no alternative.
This page details our position on anaimal research but other information is also available.
Cancer patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that all our research is vital if we are to save the lives of more patients in the future.
Cancer Research UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and endorses the AMRC's position on the use of animals in medical research. We are a signatory to the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research which sets out how organisations report the use of animals in scientific, medical and veterinary research in the UK.