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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and is the largest single funder of cancer research in the UK. 

The charity supports research in all aspects of the disease through the work of more than 4,800 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK who have contributed to 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide today.

Cancer Research UK currently spends over £2million each year in Northern Ireland alone on research. Belfast is home to one of our new Cancer Research UK centre’s which will help set the pace for national and international progress in research into bowel, oesophageal and breast cancers.

It will also concentrate on pioneering the latest techniques in radiotherapy, improving cancer diagnosis and developing new, more effective drugs.

Survival rates for cancer have doubled in the last 30 years. But one-in-three people will still get cancer at some point during their lifetime. Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people will survive.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work in Northern Ireland please follow this link.

Would you like to fundraise for the charity? Then please call 08701 60 20 40  or visit