This is a list of the largest research organisations. However, there are many other organisations involved in important cancer research in the UK. Many of these organisations can be found listed under 'national
organisations' or in the locations and cancer-types sections of this Web site.
- Cancer Research UK This is the largest volunteer-supported cancer research organisation in the world, formed in February 2002 following the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and Imperial Cancer Research Fund. The site includes information on about cancer and research.
- Leukaemia Research Fund A national cancer charity funding research into leukaemia and other types of cancer. The site includes online patient information booklets, and research abstracts.
- Medical Research Council The MRC is a government funded body involved in medical research, including clinical trials and research into cancer.
- National Cancer Research Network Established in April 2001 with funding from the Department of Health to improve the integration, quality and speed of research in the UK. It has established local networks provide the foundation for clinical trials and other research within the NHS.
- National Translational Cancer Research Network A DoH funded national network of translational cancer research centres, embedded in the NHS, that iaims to ntegrate scientific and clinical expertise, and shares knowledge and resources for the benefit of patients.
- Tenovus Tenovus is a charitible organisation, founded in 1943, involved in cancer research, prevention, care and counselling. Programs include supporting scientists and clinicians in Cardiff, Liverpool, Southampton and Bournemouth.