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Where your money goes

You are helping to fund life-saving research.

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Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Your support, through events like Race for Life, is what helps us continue our ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.

Cancer Research UK are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We receive no government funding for our research; we rely on the funds that fantastic people like you raise.

Help us to create more tomorrows for more people. Let’s beat cancer sooner.

How your money is beating cancer

How we decide what research to fund

There are over 200 types of cancer for us to beat. When researchers come to Cancer Research UK with their ideas, we need to decide which projects need our support. Watch this video to see how we ensure the money you raise funds the science that stands the best chance of making a difference.

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