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UK map showing BelfastBelfast is the home of one of our Cancer Research UK Centres, which is helping set the pace for national and international progress in research into bowel, oesophageal and breast cancers. Researchers at the Centre are pioneering the latest techniques in radiotherapy, improving cancer diagnosis and developing new, more effective drugs. Find out more about the Belfast Cancer Research UK Centre.

Cancer Research UK supports the work of a number of research groups within the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology. The centre is located next to the Northern Ireland Clinical Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, so that local scientists and clinicians can work together to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

We also help to fund a network of five research nurses based at hospitals in the Province. This activity is co-ordinated through the Northern Ireland Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, directed by Dr Richard Wilson. The nurses help to raise awareness of clinical trials as an option for treatment and care for people taking part.

Our Children's Cancer Trials Team co-ordinates groundbreaking trials in 21 centres across the UK and Ireland, including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast. These trials bring cutting-edge science from the lab to the bedside, making innovative new treatments available to children with cancer.

Here are some of the highlights of our research in Belfast.

Click on the names below to find out more about each scientist

These pages contain highlights of the research we fund in this city - we'll be updating and expanding them regularly. 

Researcher listing

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Anna Gavin

N. Ireland Cancer Registry

Queen's University of Belfast

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Patrick Johnston

Understanding drug resistance in bowel cancer
Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology

Queen's University of Belfast

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Michael O'Rorke

Centre for Public Health

Queen's University of Belfast

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Sandra Van Schaeybroeck

Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences

Queen's University of Belfast