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Cancer Research UK Overview

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London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Non-profit Organisation
Health Fundraising Organisations
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. We carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We have discovered new ways to beat cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of ... Read more

Mission: We want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. We’re focusing our efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even ... Read more

Cancer Research UK Reviews

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Cancer Research UK CEO Harpal Kumar
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    "Life as a promotional assistant"

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    I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time


    Warm and friendly working environment
    Flexibility and the opportunity to travel
    Loads of support from colleagues


    Can involve working long and hard days
    Flexibility of role can impair planning things in the long-term

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Cancer Research UK Photos

Cancer Research UK photo of: Runners at Race for Life
Cancer Research UK photo of: Our 15 year mission
Cancer Research UK photo of: Harpal Kumar - CEO
Cancer Research UK photo of: Breaking Barriers
Cancer Research UK photo of: Volunteers At Shine Night Walk
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Cancer Research UK Interviews



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    Shop Assistant Interview

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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK in October 2017.


    Application process was simple and easy. Took around 1 month which was standard but kept up to date through emails and through the site which was good. The interview which was a competency based was very intense meaning experience was key in answering the questions. Even though it was intense both interviewers were fantastic and I was made to feel completely at ease, prompted as to when I should elaborate further on the questions I was answering. As I have had many interviews before I can easily say that this is one of the best interviews I have had.

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Company Updates

  • News digest – NHS waiting times far too long, childhood obesity strategy under fire, golden drugs showing early promise in the lab, and… what do you need to know about at-home genetic tests?

    —30+ days ago
    News digest - NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and... at-home genetic tests?

    New NHS figures have shown that some cancer patients are waiting too long for urgent referral appointments and treatment. The Guardian and BBC were among those who covered this. The Mail Online looked at cutting edge developments in prostate cancer treatment, including results from our STAMPEDE trial .

  • Three quarters of the drugs previously only accessible to patients via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) are now approved on the NHS. Read our news report to find out more:

    —30+ days ago
    3 in 4 Cancer Drugs Fund treatments now available on NHS

    Three quarters of the drugs previously only accessible to patients via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) are now approved on the NHS. The liver cancer drug sorafenib (Nexavar) has become the latest to be made available to some patients with advanced disease on the NHS in England following draft recommendations.

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Cancer Research UK Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

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