Our Research in Leicester

Last year, with your support, we invested around £2 million in our research in Leicester to help beat cancer sooner.

Working closely with our partners at the University of Leicester, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, the local charity HOPE Against Cancer and the Leicester-based MRC Toxicology Unit, our researchers focus on understanding the inner workings of cancer, finding new ways to test for and monitor the disease, and developing new ideas for cancer prevention and treatment.

Research news & events in Leicester

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“A clinical trial saved my life”

20 years ago Andrew was diagnosed with melanoma. It had spread to his lungs and stomach. A clinical trial enabled him to continue playing tennis and being a grandfather.

“Marking a new era in Mesothelioma research”

Professor Dean Fennell is leading pioneering research and clinical trials for patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma – marking a new era into personalised medicines to treat cancer.

Award to speed up drug development

An Accelerator award has been given to our Leicester research team. The new funding will help translate work being carried out in the lab into new drugs that could treat patients.

Help us beat cancer sooner

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


Get in touch

Contact the team in Leicester.

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.

Last year in Leicester

We supported 1 clinical trial

We spent £1.2 million on research

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