Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. They carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
They have discovered new ways to beat cancer that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. 

More than one in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, funded almost entirely by the general public, will ensure that millions more people survive. 

Cancer Research UK want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. They’re focusing their efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.

They will continue to support research into all types of cancer and across all age groups. They’re keeping their focus on understanding the biology of cancer so they can use this vital knowledge to save more lives.

Cancer Research UK is increasing their research in key areas such as early diagnosis, and hard-to-treat cancers including lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours. 

They are developing new tests, surgery and radiotherapy techniques, and cancer drugs. They want to personalise prevention, screening and treatment and bring benefits to patients sooner.

To help accelerate progress, they will be investing an additional £50 million a year into new funding schemes for their researchers. These will encourage collaboration and innovation and support research tackling some of the biggest scientific challenges in cancer research. 

They will also campaign for the best cancer services in all parts of the UK, and give more people the chance to join the fight against cancer.

Registered charity No. 1089464.

Cancer Research UK and NCIMI

Cancer Research UK has partnered with NCIMI (National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging) to investigate the role that AI can play in medical imaging.

To learn more about them please visit their website.