The We Are Campaign


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We are beating cancer, so life’s moments can keep happening.

Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, and 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime.* For the past 120 years, we’ve been making discoveries that save lives. In the last 50 years, we’ve helped double cancer survival in the UK.​

Our new campaign celebrates this progress by shining a light on cancer research and the impact that our work has on people affected by cancer, every day. ​

The individuals that you see in the campaign films are real people. Real Cancer Research UK researchers, passionately striving to develop life-saving treatments, and real patients who have benefitted from our work, and now able to experience those special life moments, big and small.

Read more about our research and those who feature in our campaign below, as well as how you can help our work. We’ve achieved so much and with your support, can achieve so much more. ​

Together we are beating cancer.

Learn more about our research and the volunteers in the campaign

Research means #MoreMoments with the people we love.

What’s the special moment you would never have experienced, if cancer had had its way?

Click the button below to browse our photo wall and add your moment.

Share your story

How can you help beat cancer?

About cancer

A woman sat in a hospital chair with a doctor

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or know someone who has, we provide practical advice on everything from symptoms and screening, to coping after treatment.

Cancer chat

An older lady sat on a sofa reading something on her phone

We know it’s a worrying time for many people, and you can chat with others affected by cancer on our online forum. Cancer Chat is free to join and available 24 hours a day.

*Ahmad AS et al, British Journal of Cancer, 2015