Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research.We support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses.Our vision of beating cancer is an enormous challenge.These four purpose statements set out how we address that challenge. We carry out world-class research to improve our understanding of cancer and find out how to prevent, diagnose and create different kinds of cancer We ensure that our findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients We help people to understand cancer, the progress we are making and the choices each person can make We work in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer We are working with our partners to achieve the following goals by 2020:Cancer Research UK has developed ten goals to measure our success over the coming years in beating cancer. We will work with our partners to achieve the following by 2020: People will know how to reduce their risk of cancer – Three-quarters of the UK public will be aware of the main lifestyle choices they can make to reduce their risk of getting cancer The number of smokers will fall dramatically – Four million fewer adults will be smokers, preventing thousands of new cases of cancer every year People under 75 will be less likely to get cancer – The chances of a person developing cancer up to the age of 75 will fall from more than one in four to one in five Cancer will be diagnosed earlier – Two-thirds of all cancer cases will be diagnosed at a stage when the cancer can be successfully treated We will understand how cancer starts and develops – We will have a detailed understanding of the causes and changes in the body in two-thirds of all cases of cancer There will be better treatments with fewer side effects – Treatments that accurately target the cancer and have few serious side effects will be available for at least half of all patients More people will survive cancer – Survival rates for all common cancers will increase, with more than two-thirds of newly-diagnosed patients living for at least five years We will especially tackle cancer in low income communities – The differences in the risk of dying from cancer between the most affluent and the least affluent will be reduced by half People with cancer will get the information they need – At least nine out of ten patients will be able to access the information they need at the time of diagnosis and during treatment We will continue to fight cancer beyond 2020 – Sufficient scientists, doctors, nurses and infrastructure will be in place to ensure continued rapid progress in the fight against cancer beyond 2020
Cancer Research UK is the largest volunteer-supported cancer research organisation in the world. Our research is innovative and ambitious and is helping more and more people to survive cancer. Progress has been marked, but the challenge is to build on our achievements. People are one of our greatest assets. We believe that the successful recruitment and retention of staff is vital to our continuing success. Two development schemes for graduates are offered and each will place you at the heart of the organisation, working alongside experienced professionals across a number of teams. Join the Corporate & Scientific Services scheme, which covers areas such as HR, Finance and Research Strategy, and you will provide vital support to help drive forward their ambitious work. Join the Fundraising, Marketing & Communications scheme and you will help generate vital funds and engage the external world with their work. Whichever scheme you decide to join, you will have the opportunity to tailor your placements and development to your aspirations so everyone’s programme will be unique – your own join the dots picture! Plus you will be provided with a wealth of support: a mentor, placement manager, the graduate network, programmes manager and lots more. Cancer Research is keen to see you progress, learn and stand out because you are the future of Cancer Research UK.
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