When did they start cancer research? The modern era of cancer research really began in the 19th century and led to the current concept developed by several investigators, notably Rudolf Virchow, that cancer is a disease of cells.
How Long Has Cancer Research UK been around? Cancer Research UK was formed 20 years ago, in 2002. However, our history goes back much further, to 1902, with the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Thanks to supporters like you, our pioneering work into how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer has benefitted millions of lives over the past 120 years.
How long has cancer research been funded? Since 1946, we’ve invested more than $5 billion in research grants to the best scientists across the country.
How much has cancer research progressed? Progress Against Cancer
According to the AACR’s analysis: The age-adjusted overall cancer death rate declined by 31% from 1991 to 2018, a reduction that translates into 3.1 million lives saved. This reduction includes a 2.4% decline between 2017 and 2018—the largest reduction ever seen in a single year.