Understanding the evidence

Macmillan’s own evidence has revealed the story of cancer is changing. In 2010 there were two million people living with cancer a diagnosis in the UK. In 2015 this number reached 2.5 million, and the figure is expected to reach four million by 2030[1]. The evidence that we produce helps us, and others, understand the needs, numbers and experiences of people affected by cancer.

  • The cancer story is changing

    Cancer patients are living longer after their diagnoses than they did 40 years ago but there is still more to be done to recognise the long-term impact cancer can have on people's lives.

  • Our research publications

    Read in-depth reports or get the facts with our research summaries. Also learn about the partner organisations we work with to increase the range and scope of our research.

  • Cancer statistics

    We use data to gain insight into the experiences of people living with, and affected by, cancer throughout the UK.

  • Cancer intelligence

    Cancer intelligence provides us with the evidence we need to deliver better outcomes.

  • Meet the evidence department

    Learn about our evidence department and the partner organisations we work with. See if we’re at a conference or event near you, and find out how to get in contact with us.