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About Cancer Research UK

What does Cancer Research UK do?

We raise money

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Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.

We beat cancer


We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. We also provide cancer information to the public.

We develop policy


Our policy development team develops evidence-based policy to inform government decisions related to cancer and research.


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The latest in cancer research

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You can keep up to date on how the money you raise makes a difference. Check out Cancer Research UK’s latest news, press releases and blog posts to see exactly what research is being done and the changes being made to ensure we see 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034.