About Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK scientistCancer Research UK is the world’s leading 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.

Thanks to you, our volunteers and supporters, our scientists, doctors and nurses are working to save lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer.

Together, we’re leading the world in discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments. As a result, we’ve helped double survival rates in just 40 years.


Questions about cancer?

Cancer Research UK provides clear and easy to understand information for people affected by cancer.

  • Visit CancerHelp UK for reliable, up-to-date information on cancer, treatment and the latest research.
  • Call our specialist cancer nurses freephone on 0808 800 4040 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Visit Cancer Chat and share your information and experiences with others affected by cancer.