Our research in Birmingham

Scientists in Birmingham performing an experiment in a lab

In Birmingham

  • Around 4,900 people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • 55% of cancers are diagnosed early.
  • We spent nearly £8m on life-saving research in 2022/23.

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

In Birmingham, we work closely with our partners at the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustBirmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK. Karen Turner, our Senior Research Nurse in Birmingham, facilitates the delivery of high quality clinical trials and studies, getting new treatments into the clinic sooner. 

Last year we spent nearly £10m on research in Birmingham. By sharing their expertise, scientists, doctors and nurses are improving the care of patients across the Midlands and beyond.


Volunteer in Birmingham

We rely on volunteers to support our pioneering, life-saving research in many ways. Volunteer in Birmingham and help beat cancer sooner.