Cancer Research UK focuses on four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.
Cancer Research UK supports research into all types of cancer and across all age groups. And is keeping their focus on understanding the biology of cancer so we can use this vital knowledge to save more lives.
Cancer Research UK is increasing their research in key areas such as early diagnosis, and hard-to-treat cancers including lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours.
Cancer Research UK is developing new tests, surgery and radiotherapy techniques, and cancer drugs. They want to personalise prevention, screening and treatment and bring benefits to patients sooner.
To help accelerate progress, they’ll be investing an additional £50 million a year into new funding schemes for their researchers. These will encourage collaboration and innovation, and support research tackling some of the biggest scientific challenges in cancer research.
Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer and they’re working towards the day when no one in the UK smokes – in particular by protecting children and helping people to quit.
Cancer Research UK campaigns for the best cancer services in all parts of the UK, and gives more people the chance to join the fight against cancer.
But they can’t achieve our mission alone. They rely on their dedicated scientists, doctors and nurses, and the generosity of supporters across the UK. With your help, we can beat cancer sooner.