Our vision at Cancer Research UK is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
In the 1970s, just 1 in 4 people in the UK survived cancer. Today, thanks to the power of research, that figure has doubled to 2 in 4. Our ambition is to continue to accelerate this progress and see 3 in 4 people survive cancer within the next 20 years.
We are the world’s largest independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. We have been at the forefront of advances in cancer research for the last 100 years – driving forward the development of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and most recently new revolutionary biological therapies through personalised medicine and immunotherapy.
However, the burden of cancer continues to rise both nationally and globally. In the UK, more than 356,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer each year and this figure is forecast to rise to more than 425,000 annually by 2030. Consequently, we know that there is an urgent need for innovative new approaches to tackle cancer.