Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Two ways to run for Cancer Research UK

  1. Sign up now for one of our charity places.
  2. Secure your own place in the event and select Cancer Research UK as your chosen charity. Then request a fundraising pack and begin raising money.

Why we need you support

COVID-19 has slowed us down and hit us hard, along with many other charities. We predict a drop in income of £160m this year (30%) and £300m over 3 years. 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime, and COVID-19 won’t change that. We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. We also provide cancer information to the public. With your support, we can continue our life-saving work. Cancer Research UK is, and will stay, at the forefront of the global fight against cancer.

Research happening right now in Manchester

We’re studying the underlying biology of melanoma to develop new treatments

Professor Richard Marais is director of our Manchester Institute. He’s also a world-leading expert in melanoma research. His research has made huge strides in our understanding of the disease.
His group is finding out how melanoma develops and progresses. They’re also seeking to understand why treatment sometimes stops working.
They will use this information find better ways to prevent and treat melanoma to save more lives.

The Manchester Campaign

Cancer Research UK will launch the ‘Re-Write Cancer’ campaign – a £20m joint fundraising appeal from Cancer Research UK, The Christie Charitable Fund and The University of Manchester. The campaign aims to help meet the cost of a new £150m cancer research facility. The new building will bring together the largest concentration of scientists, doctors and nurses in Europe to collaborate and accelerate progress for cancer patients.

Find out more about the campaign here.

If you are interested in taking part in the Manchester Half Marathon for Cancer Research UK, you can sign up now.