How is Cancer Research UK successful?
We are the world’s most successful academic institution at discovering new cancer treatments. Since 2005 alone, we have discovered 20 drug candidates, 11 of which have progressed into clinical development. We have also led radiotherapy trials which have transformed clinical practice.
Does the government fund Cancer Research UK?
Overall UK Government Cancer Research Funding
The total annual UK Government funding for cancer research of approximately £112 million (a combination of MRC funding for cancer research and NHS R&D support for clinical cancer research) is low compared to that made by Governments in other advanced nations.
Why do you want to work in cancer research?
You get to work at the forefront of scientific discovery, doing work that no one has done before. And best of all, as a cancer researcher your discoveries can make a real difference for people with cancer. It’s rewarding to help contribute to new treatments for patients.
What is cancer research vision and values?
At The Institute of Cancer Research, London, our mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. We have a vision of a world where people can live their lives free of cancer as a life-threatening disease. The ICR strategy sets out how we aim to achieve this.
How does Cancer Research UK spend its money?
We fund cancer research into all types of cancer. … In 2020/2021, we committed £388m to cancer research that will fund new projects that will run for many years. We spent £421m on ongoing research activity, including projects started in previous years.
What are Cancer Research UK values?
Acting with integrity: We promote an open and honest environment that gives credit and acknowledges mistakes, so that our actions stand up to scrutiny. Valuing all our people: We value the contribution of all our people, help them reach their full potential, and treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Can cancer ever be cured?
Some doctors use the term “cured” when referring to cancer that doesn’t come back within five years. But cancer can still come back after five years, so it’s never truly cured. Currently, there’s no true cure for cancer.