Our research in Newcastle

Cancer Research UK invests more than £4 million annually in Newcastle, where our team of over 200 scientists, doctors and nurses are working to develop new cancer treatments.

We’re working in partnership with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to help patients within the city, across the UK and around the world.

Thanks to research, Lilli is here today

Lilli Newcastle

Lilli was diagnosed with bone cancer after visiting her GP about a pain in her knee that wouldn’t go away.  After chemotherapy and surgery Lilli was given the all clear in 2008.

Finding personalised treatments for children with medulloblastoma

Steve Clifford

Professor Steve Clifford’s team is looking at whether biomarkers – or ‘molecular fingerprints’ - in tumour samples could help determine what kind of treatment a patient should have.

Professor Ruth Plummer is taking new drugs from the lab to the clinic

Ruth Plummer

Professor Plummer leads exciting clinical trials to test new cancer drugs in patients for the first time to find out what dose is safe and how well they are tolerated by patients’ bodies.

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 Newcastle.

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 Newcastle

we funded 19 PhD students

we supported 4 clinical trials

we spent over £4 million on research