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A Spotlight on Cancer Research

2 August 2017

This spotlight report highlights the positive difference medical research charities are making for cancer patients across the UK. Each year 1 in 2 people who were born after 1960 in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives.

The report sets out how member charities are working in this area, and provides examples of the life-changing research they continue to support. Our data shows that many medical research charities identify cancer research as a priority, even those whose main focus is not cancer.

 

References for spotlight report:

Starting from the top, left to right:

1. 1 in 2: http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/bjc2014606a.html. Note. This figure of 1 in 2 people is based on everyone who is born after 1960.

2. 27p: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/policy-institute/publications/SpilloversFINAL.pdf  

3. 20%: UK Health Research Analysis 2014 (UK Clinical Research Collaboration, 2015) http://www.hrcsonline.net/pages/uk-health-research-analysis-2014

4. 64 charities: AMRC research portfolio database, active grants 2016

5. 35,000 recruited: Patients recruited April 2016-March 2017 into trials linked to a cancer speciality. Data extracted from NIHR CRN ODP Weekly data cut 27 June 2017: NIHR CRN: Open Data Platform (ODP)

6. Further funding: Data from 40 AMRC members using the Researchfish system to capture research outputs and outcomes to demonstrate the impact of charity funded research. Further funding linked to awards which started in the years 2012-2016.

7. Map – NCRI Cancer Research Database – apportioned value of awards active in 2015. Note. Yorkshire and Humber has more prominence than might be expected because the whole of the budget for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Cancer Research Network is administered through the University of Leeds, prior to distribution England-wide

 

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