Where your money goes
What we do with the money you raise
The money raised from your Donate in Memory page can help beat cancer by funding Cancer Research UK’s vital work across the UK.
We're leading the world in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
And our groundbreaking work has been at the heart of the progress that has seen cancer survival rates double in the last 40 years.
Our progress in beating cancer
Thanks to our work, more people are beating cancer than ever before. Here are just some examples of how the picture has changed:
- The death rate from bowel cancer has dropped by around 45% in the UK since the early 1970s. That’s thanks to greater awareness, earlier detection and better treatments.
- Almost two thirds of women diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales now are expected to survive for at least 20 years.
- Cervical cancer incidence rates in Britain have almost halved in the last 20 years, largely due to screening. Cancer Research UK helped develop and improve the cervical screening programme.
Read more about our achievements and successes so far.
Our vision for the future
We’ve made some amazing progress, but too many lives are still affected by cancer. That’s why it's vital that our work, which is funded entirely by the public, continues.
Research in your area
Cancer Research UK works on all aspects of cancer in around 35 towns and cities across the UK. Find out what's happening near you.