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Help us bring about a world where everybody lives longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.

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Small amounts add up

Every pound matters. But when you make a regular donation, even if it’s a small amount, your impact builds up over time to help more people like Alfred.

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You donate. We discover

A reliable income means we can plan ahead and commit to long-term research projects with huge potential to help beat cancer.

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Help save more lives

Your regular donations support over 4,000 researchers, clinicians and nurses to transform how we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, bringing hope to millions of people like Mei-Ling, now and in the future.

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Want to increase or make a change to your regular donation?

To increase your regular donation please fill out this form.

If you’d like to decrease or stop your regular donation, please call us on 0300 123 1861 or email We are so grateful for whatever support you can offer to help beat cancer.


How your money can support our life-saving work

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Support pioneering clinical trials

£10 a month for a year could fund a research nurse for one day to raise awareness of our trials and support and monitor patients during their treatment.

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Find cancer's weaknesses

£25 a month for a year could buy a special machine used to spin blood samples until they separate. Our scientists can then study cancerous cells to find out more about them and target their weak spots.

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Provide a lifeline to people affected by cancer

£40 a month could run Cancer Chat for a whole day – our safe online space open to everyone affected by cancer. Cancer is unpredictable, so let’s give people affected by cancer the support they need at every turn.

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Find the next big breakthrough

£50 a month for a year could fund a research assistant for a week, bringing us closer to the next cancer research breakthrough by helping to carry out important experiments.

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Meet Oliver

Oliver was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2009 after spotting swollen glands under his jaw. He then had a tonsillectomy followed by chemotherapy.

Oliver also took part in a trial we funded, which investigated whether a new type of radiotherapy caused fewer side effects and if it worked as well as standard radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.

“I feel fortunate to have been offered the chance to help medical research. It’s an exciting time – we need the investment and the funds now.” – Oliver

Help us fund the research that matters most to you

We’re the only charity fighting over 200 types of cancer. So when you give to Cancer Research UK, we think carefully about where we spend the income across all cancer types.

We have 17 areas of research you can choose to fund online. From bowel cancer to children’s cancers or simply where the need is greatest.

For every pound we receive, 81p is available to beat cancer.

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Donate in a way that suits you

In the UK, someone is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes and your donation will make a real difference to those affected by cancer, now and in the future.

Every pound is important. We committed £443m to research in 2021 thanks to our supporters.