Where does Cancer Research UK money go? For every £1 donated, 80p is used to beat cancer (the remaining 20p goes towards raising funds for the future). The majority that we spend each year goes towards our ground-breaking research. And thanks to research, cancer survival is improving and has doubled over the past 40 years in the UK.
What Has Cancer Research UK achieved? 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 is raised for cancer research each year?
|Disease Area||2015 Actual||2019 Estimate|
|Total NCI Budget||$4,952.6||$6,440.4|
|Brain & CNS||204.8||231.7|
Which cancers get the most funding? Breast cancer received the most funding by far, at $460 million, accounting for a third of all cancer-specific nonprofit revenue. Next in line—with less than half the funding of breast cancer—were leukemia ($201 million; 15% of total revenue), childhood cancers ($177 million; 13%) and lymphoma ($145 million; 11%).