Published: 24 September 2020

In response to the National Cancer Research Institute's data showing that cancer charities predict a 46% drop in their research funding over the next year, the Association of Medical Research Charities said:

“NCRI’s new statistics reaffirm our concerns for the future of the UK’s research sector. The expected £310 million cut to charity research spend over the next year will drastically reduce pubic investment into research for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, mental health, rare diseases and numerous underfunded conditions.

“It will slow or stop vital research progress and significantly limit opportunities to save and improve lives. We cannot allow this to happen.

“The UK’s medical research charities urgently need Government to commit to a Life Sciences-Charity Partnership Fund. By investing in charity-funded research, Government can help deliver a better future for countless patients across the UK.”