How much is spent on cancer research each year UK? The research we fund
The amount we spend varies year to year as we don’t allocate all our resources ahead of time. 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.
Is Cancer Research UK the biggest charity? Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, and the single biggest charitable funder of research at The Institute of Cancer Research.
How successful is Cancer Research UK? 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.
How much money has cancer research raised UK? Our total income for 2017/18 was £634 million. This was raised through: Donations (£192 million) – Donations included regular gifts, major donations and money raised by local fundraising groups and corporate partners. Legacies (£182 million) – Over 6,000 people left a gift to Cancer Research UK in their will.