Our research in Belfast

We spend over £2million each year on our research in Belfast, particularly focusing on bowel cancer, radiotherapy, prostate cancer and personalised treatments. We’re bringing together the best teams from Queen’s University Belfast, the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and other local organisations to help beat cancer sooner.

Research news & events in Belfast

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"Breast cancer research has given me a new life"

Lynne found her lump by accident. “It had spread to the lymph glands so meant surgery, chemo, radiotherapy and 5 years of hormone therapy. Treatments are even better now.”

Tackling difficult bowel cancers

Dr Sandra Van Schaeybroeck's team are working on identifying potential new drugs for hard-to-treat subtypes of bowel cancer which currently don’t respond to standard treatments.

"The generosity of patients on clinical trials is amazing"

Senior Research Nurse Ruth Boyd and her team recruited 1900+ patients to clinical research studies. Patients who will leave an amazing legacy of better treatments for patients in the future.

Help us beat cancer sooner

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.

Keep in touch

Stay in touch with the team in Belfast.

Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

Belfast facts in 2013

we funded 7 PhD students

we supported 1 clinical trial

we spent over £2 million on research

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