Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, from the most common types to those that affect just a few people.

Facts about our job

  • Cancer Research UK is the world's largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. It’s the only charity to fund research into all 200 types of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK’s work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives worldwide.
  • Last year, more than 9,000 people joined a Cancer Research UK clinical trial, helping us to bring more effective treatments to patients.

With help from our supporters, we’re focusing our efforts in four key areas:

  • Working to help prevent cancer
  • Diagnosing cancer earlier 
  • Developing new treatments for cancer
  • Optimising existing treatments to make them more effective

In the 1970s, only 1 in 4 people in the UK survived cancer. Today, thanks to research, that figure has doubled. But we still have a long way to go. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving the disease by 2034. 

By donating to Cancer Research UK through Payroll Giving, we can make this possible.

 

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Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    £46 will allow us to buy special restriction enzymes that work like molecular scissors to cut up the long strands of DNA in our cells. 

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    £100 could fund a PhD student for 1 day. Our PhD students complete a 4-year training programme to equip them with the skills they’ll need to make the research breakthroughs of the future. We fund around 400 PhD students in labs across the country. 

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    £120 could pay for three patients cancer biopsies – where a tiny amount of tumour is removed with a needle to be studied in the lab. 

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    £240 could fund the work of a statistician for 3 days. Statisticians are key to interpreting the data produced by our research – from experiments in the lab to clinical trials of treatments.