Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. We have discovered new ways of beating cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. One in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Our groundbreaking work, funded almost entirely by the general public, will ensure that millions more people survive.
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research.
The charity supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,250 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Cancer Research UK is the European leader in the development of novel anti-cancer treatments.
We are training the next generation of cancer scientists and doctors.
Our research portfolio:
In the financial year 2006/07 our total scientific spend was £315 million.
o Cancer Research UK employs its own scientists as well as supporting grant-funded researchers based in UK universities, hospitals and institutes.
o We support research in more than 35 towns across the UK.
o All the research we support is subject to stringent peer review by external specialists in the relevant fields.
Fundraising and supporters:
o Cancer Research UK is almost entirely funded by donations from the public.
o The charity has a network of around 600 shops and 1,000 local fundraising groups.
o Over 45,000 volunteers give their time freely to support Cancer Research UK.
o Legacies are our single largest source of income and fund around a third of our work.