Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. We support research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. This pioneering work has helped save millions of lives.
We’ve been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years. Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Our ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public. Together with our supporters and partners, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Examples of how your support can help:
£100 could pay for a patient’s cancer biopsy, where a tiny amount of tumour is removed with a needle to be studied in the lab.
£500 could fund Cancer Chat for 1 day. Cancer Chat is our online, moderated discussion forum–open 24/7. It’s a safe online space, open to anyone to discuss any aspect of the disease, from symptoms and treatment, to living with cancer. This can be a vital lifeline to patients and their families, who may feel isolated or overwhelmed, or who simply need to speak to someone who understands what they’re going through.
£800 could fund Professor Andrew Beggs and his team for 1 day, who are testing thousands of drugs against different bowel cancer samples. Professor Andrew Beggs and his team at the University of Birmingham are growing mini bowel tumours in the lab, which they will expose to over 2,000 drugs and treatments. The researchers hope to identify potential new drugs to treat bowel cancer and understand why some patients’ tumours are sensitive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, while others are not.
£5000 could fund a research group at the Manchester Institute for 1 day. Work at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute spans the whole spectrum of cancer research, from programmes investigating the molecular basis of cancer, to those focused on developing new treatments. World-class facilities in the institute, including the imaging and histology labs, are helping to pave the way for new discoveries.