Amavir was given 24 hours to live when he was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 6. He however pulled through thanks to pioneering research that revolutionised the way children are treated.
Our research in London
Last year we spent over £129 million on cancer research in London to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
We fund groundbreaking work at the Francis Crick Institute and our four Cancer Research UK Centres at Barts, Imperial, the Institute of Cancer Research and UCL. Together they are ready and equipped to take on cancer.
Research helped Amavir beat leukaemia
Radiotherapy breakthroughs to target prostate cancer
Researchers at the ICR and The Royal Marsden have created a set of guidelines to allow clinicians to better target cancer cells without attacking healthy tissue in surrounding areas.
Developing new treatments for ovarian cancer
The Francis Crick Institute
This multi-disciplinary research facility in the heart of London is helping us to beat cancer.
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 London
we funded 185 PhD students and 11 New Investigators
we supported 93 clinical trials
we spent over £168 million on research