These figures provide a glimpse into the future. On the plus side, our life expectancy is increasing but this also means more of us are likely to be diagnosed with cancer. It's only through research that we will be able to beat cancer. We need to do more work to understand what drives cancer and how we can prevent it, as well as developing new treatments to reduce the number of people who will die from it.
Understanding the biology of cancer is rather like completing a complex jigsaw puzzle. Many pieces have already fallen into place but we need more research before we can complete the picture. And thanks to the generosity of the public, our world-class scientists are playing a leading role in beating this devastating disease.
– Cancer Research UK's chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar
Around 416,000 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2027, compared with 324,000 in 2010.
Between the same two years the number of diagnosed cases of bowel cancer is forecast to rise from 41,800 to more than 54,400, of prostate cancer from 41,000 to 57,000 and of malignant melanoma from 12,800 to 20,400.
Cancer Research UK has been given a £10 million donation - the largest ever received by the charity. The contribution has been made to the charity's Create The Change campaign, which aims to raise £100 million for the Francis Crick Institute in London.
The same donor has given a further £10 million to the University of Southampton to help build a cancer immunology centre.