Published: 2 August 2017

This infographic highlights the positive difference medical research charities are making for cancer patients across the UK.

Data sources:

Starting from the top, left to right:

  1. 1 in 2: Trends in the lifetime risk of developing cancer in Great Britain: comparison of risk for those born from 1930 to 1960 (Nature, 2015). This figure of 1 in 2 people is based on everyone who is born after 1960.
  2. 27p:
  3. 20%: UK Health Research Analysis 2014 (UK Clinical Research Collaboration, 2015)
  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.