Cancer Research UK


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.We’ve saved millions of lives with our groundbreaking work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. People’s chances of surviving cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, and we’ve been at the heart of that progress.But more than one in three of us will still get cancer at some point. Our vital work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people survive.



We meet our objectives in the following ways:

  • Conducting ground-breaking research
  • Raising life-saving funds
  • Raising Awareness and providing information for patients and health professionals
  • Recruiting, managing and developing thousands of volunteers
  • Influencing Government Policy

Charity sectors

  • Health and well being / research and care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain
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Current opportunities

  • Volunteer Photographer – Manchester – 29th and 30th January 2018

    Cancer Research UK

    Greater Manchester, M1 3AE

    Short term project

    The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) Network is hosting its Junior Investigator ‘Training the Next Generation’ course and we would love some photos of the event.  Read more

    Time commitment: 9am and 1/2pm on both days, but if that isn’t possible then attendance on Monday 29th January is sufficient.

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