Our research in Southampton

Last year we spent over £6 million on research in Southampton where more than 150 scientists, doctors and nurses are working faster and smarter to beat cancer sooner.

We’re bringing together expert minds from the University of Southampton and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust to make sure discoveries are turned into benefits for people with cancer, sooner.


Targeting cancer’s genetic weak spots

Lung cancer patients in Southampton are being matched to specific treatments based on the genetic weaknesses of their cancer cells as part of the National Lung Matrix trial.

Investigating cancers caused by viruses

Emma is looking at variations of a gene in patients with human papilloma virus (HPV) driven cancer. 

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 Southampton.

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 Southampton

we funded 5 PhD students and 5 New Investigators

we supported 12 clinical trials

we spent over £6 million on research