What skills are needed for cancer research? Cancer researchers must have the critical thinking skills necessary to develop research questions and determine the best methods for solving them. They need strong analytical skills, including knowledge of statistics, so they can analyze their data and interpret the results properly.
Who funds cancer research in the US? We’re primarily funded from personal donations—like yours. In 2019, you helped us invest more than $145.9 million in cancer research. Since 1946, we’ve invested more than $5 billion in research grants to the best scientists across the country. Your donations also support vital patient services and programs.
Why research on cancer is important? Cancer research is crucial to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of these cancers, and ensure that survivors live longer, better quality lives. Research also helps identify the causes of cancer and is pointing the way to improved methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Why do I want to work for Cancer Research UK? We provide a range of benefits which will reward your hard work, energise you, motivate you and inspire you to bring what it takes for us to beat cancer together. They’re our way of helping you look after your own health and happiness, both at work and outside it.