Our research in Manchester

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In Manchester

  • Around 10,700 people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • 53% of cancers are diagnosed early.
  • We spent nearly £28m on life-saving research in 2021/22.

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.

Last year we spent nearly £28m on life-saving research in Manchester.

The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Centre is home to world-class scientists and clinicians who are at the top of their field. The centre benefits from the strong partnership between The University of Manchester, CRUK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. This collaboration allows us to develop kinder, targeted and more effective treatments to help people with cancer beat their disease.

Work at the CRUK Manchester Institute spans the whole spectrum of cancer research, from programmes investigating the molecular basis of cancer, to those focused on developing new treatments. World-class facilities in the institute, including the imaging and molecular biology labs, support all these programmes, paving the way for new discoveries.

Our Senior Research Nurse in Manchester facilitates the delivery of high-quality clinical trials and research at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, getting new treatments into the clinic sooner. 

In partnership with University College London, Manchester hosts our Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence. By working together with internationally renowned scientists and clinicians, we have a real and exciting opportunity to make significant advances in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of lung cancer.

Part of the Manchester Institute, our Drug Discovery Unit works with industry partners to help drive the translation of research breakthroughs in the lab into new treatments for patients as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.