Newcastle is the home of one of our Cancer Research UK Centres. The Newcastle Centre is helping set the pace for national and international progress in diagnosing and treating cancer, specialising in cancers of the blood in adults and children. The Centre is jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Researchers at the Centre are investigating the basic biology of how and why cancers develop so new drugs can be designed. Another priority is personalised medicine, where instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, treatments are tailored to individual cancer patients' needs. This avoids unnecessary side effects and improves survival rates.
The Northern Institute for Cancer Research
The Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) brings together many internationally renowned specialists in cancer research and drug development, and is directed by Professor Andy Hall.
By sharing their experience and expertise, scientists are able to fast-track pioneering new treatments from the lab bench to patients.
The Institute is housed in the purpose-built Paul O’Gorman building, which is named after a 14-year-old boy who lost his life to leukaemia.
The Cancer Research UK Developmental Therapeutics Unit at the Institute is an international centre for anti-cancer drug development. Here, novel treatments can be taken right through from design in the laboratory to evaluation in the clinic, so promising new treatments can benefit patients.
Below are some of the highlights of our research in Newcastle, or you can find out more in our
North East leaflet (pdf download).