The Manchester Cancer Research Centre


The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) is a partnership that brings together world-class research into cancer biology, drug discovery and clinical trials.

The MCRC was formed in 2006 by The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and has since been expanded to include NHS Trusts across Greater Manchester. Our partnership provides the integrated approach essential to turn research findings in the laboratory into better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Our research is driven by a vision of personalised medicine where treatments are tailored to the individual. Doctors, nurses and scientists work closely together on cutting-edge projects to ultimately improve outcomes for cancer patients.

Researchers carry out studies into all aspects of the disease, but particular areas of focus are fundamental studies into cell biology, haematological malignancies, lung cancer, melanoma, paediatric oncology, prostate cancer and women’s cancers, as well as cancer imaging and radiotherapy related research.

We are recruiting and developing internationally renowned researchers, building new facilities and providing state-of-the-art technologies in order to make Manchester a world leading cancer research centre.

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