Our research in Manchester

With your support, over 2000 scientists, doctors and nurses in Manchester are working together to beat cancer sooner, turning pioneering lab discoveries into exciting new treatments for patients.

Last year we spent over £17 million on our research here, working in partnership with the The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, our Manchester Institute and other researchers at The University of Manchester.  In Manchester we are focusing particularly on lung, skin, gynaecological and blood cancers, as well as personalised medicine, radiotherapy, molecular pathology, screening and prevention. 

Research news & events in Manchester

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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.

"Cancer changed my path in life and led me to a job I love"

Paula was diagnosed with cervical cancer aged 23 and had a hysterectomy a month later. She then supported Cancer Research UK for 10 years before coming to work with us.


"We're improving radiotherapy for lung cancer"

Dr Corinne Faivre-Finn is leading important clinical trials testing new ways of giving radiotherapy to people with lung cancer, which could boost survival for patients.


Improving treatments for lung cancer

Dr Corinne Faivre-Finn is leading a clinical trial which is looking at the best ways to give radiotherapy to people with small cell lung cancer.

Manchester facts in 2013

we funded 31 PhD students and 3 New Investigators

we supported 8 clinical trials

we spent over £17 million on research

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