Our research in Cambridge

Last year we spent over £41 million on world-leading research in Cambridge to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre brings together leading scientists, doctors and nurses across the city to push forward improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. In particular, our researchers are focusing on breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, oesophageal, blood and prostate cancers. 

Thanks to clinical trials, Rita is given the all clear

In 2011 Rita was given the all clear after taking part in taking part in the COIN trial, a study into new treatment for colon cancer that has spread. 

Childhood cancer deaths have dropped 24% over the last 10 years

A quarter of all healthy skin cells contain at least one cancer-associated mutation.

Help us beat cancer sooner

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.


Get in touch

Contact the team in Cambridge.

Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

Last year in Cambridge

we funded 34 PhD students and 8 New Investigators

we supported 10 clinical trials

we spent over £41 million on research