Cambridge is one of just three Cancer Research UK Major Centres along with Oxford and 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 Centre bridges the gap between innovative laboratory work and improving patient care. In Cambridge our priority areas of research as a Major Centre are integrative 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: Belfast; Cambridge; Cardiff; Edinburgh; Barts, London; Glasgow; Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden, London; Leeds; Leicester; Manchester; Newcastle; Oxford; Southampton; Imperial College, London; and UCL, London.