The Cancer Research UK Centres are one of our highest strategic priorities. They form a national framework to deliver world-leading research, improved patient care and greater local engagement.
Encouraging collaboration and partnerships
They drive local partnerships and high-calibre collaborations between universities, NHS Trusts and other cancer charities under a united strategy to accelerate the translation of research into the clinic.
Where the money goes
Our funding is used for clinical and non-clinical training, research infrastructure (research nurses, technicians, some equipment) and to provide seed-funding. Our Centres deliver effective use of these resources and infrastructure, providing the focus needed to enhance the quality of UK translational research.
The right research environment
Providing an environment in which world-class research can thrive is crucial to achieving our research goals. Our investment in infrastructure such as our Centres helps to shape the research environment in the UK so that researchers can make the most of funding from us and others. We support research through our involvement in partnerships and networks both nationally and internationally, as well as funding the work of individual researchers across the UK.
Following review, the next three years of research funding at our 15 Centres began in April 2014. More details on the work being carried out in each of our research locations across the UK can be found on our research near you pages.