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Cancer Research UK

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We’re the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years.

Every day in the UK there are more than 400 people diagnosed with cancer that will survive the disease for more than 10 years thanks to research.

We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer, including the one that’s most important to you. From the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.

Patient Information

Reliable, easy to understand patient information from Cancer Research UK is available on the  website here.

Questions about cancer

You can call our information nurses with any questions about cancer. The service is open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday. We have an interpreting service so that you can talk in your preferred language.

If you, or someone close to you has cancer, we are here for you.

You can contact us on 0808 800 40 40

It’s easy to get through by phone, but if you prefer you can email us using the form here and one of our nurses will get back to you within 3 working days.

Cancer Chat

Cancer Chat is an online forum which allows people to chat to others in the cancer community. We have a friendly team of moderators and nurses on hand to help you. Click here for more details.


We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us. Click here for details of how you can support  Cancer Research UK.

For more information, please contact Cancer Research UK by phone, post or e-mail.

Postal Address: Cancer Research, UK Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD
0300 123 1022 or to speak to a information nurse: 0808 800 4040
020 3469 6400

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