This year marks 20 years since Cancer Research UK was formed. However, our history goes back much further, to 1902, with the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
From proving the link between smoking and cancer to laying the foundations for modern radiotherapy – our scientists have been at the forefront of cancer research for 120 years. To see more of our research highlights, visit our achievements timeline and our milestones series.
From strengthening the understanding of the link between HPV and cervical cancer, to working towards reducing cervical cancer to the point where almost no one develops it, our history with this particular disease goes way back.
From the language we use to talk about cancer, to the cancer types that receive the most funding, there’s a lot that we don’t realise has been hugely influenced by the past
This is the story of time. Of minutes and days which turn into months and years. The story of our 33,000 time-givers.
From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.
This latest episode features 3 guests who explore why the idea of a cancer cure is so complex, but why there is still so much to be hopeful about.
Cancer Research Matters provokes conversation around cancer science, how it shapes our understanding of the disease and the challenges we face as we develop therapies
We are launching a new strategy to help us make new discoveries and bring about a world where everyone lives longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.