Cambridge is one of just two Cancer Research UK Major Centres along with Manchester. We act as a vital research hub for the Cancer Research UK Centres network, drawing together expertise and, encouraging collaborative research. Operating as a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Cambridge Centre bridges the gap between innovative laboratory work and improving patient care. In Cambridge our priority areas of research as a Major Centre are integrated cancer medicine and early detection.
The Cancer Research UK Major Centres act as research hubs for the network of cancer centres of excellence across the UK. Each Centre brings together researchers and support from local universities, the NHS and Cancer Research UK. Collaboration is key to the success of the Centres network – enabling researchers who do not normally work together to exchange ideas and information more easily. The Cancer Research UK Centres are in: Barts, London; Birmingham; Cambridge (Major Centre); Edinburgh; Imperial College, London; Institute of Cancer Research, London; Kings Health Partners, London; Manchester (Major Centre); Newcastle; Oxford; Southampton; and University College, London.