Cancer Research UK has unveiled plans to create 300 jobs at four new research centres over the next three years in a move that will further strengthen its ties with the Government.
Britain's biggest charity announced the £40 million investment over the next three years at its AGM this week.
Research centres in Cambridge, Oxford, Newcastle and Glasgow will be developed with separate partners. The Government, which last year awarded Cancer Research £15 million to produce anti-smoking adverts, will collaborate in Newcastle.
Cancer Research is funding the centres through the extra income generated in its first year since the merger of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research Campaign. Since the merger, 130 jobs have been lost.
The charity also used this week's AGM to announce that cancer had overtaken heart disease as the biggest killer of males.