The CRUK Cambridge Institute combines basic and clinical research with innovative technologies to address critical questions in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Institute is a department of the University of Cambridge located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, core funded by Cancer Research UK. By working in close alignment with the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, researchers within the Institute can gain from clinical trial infrastructure, additional funding streams as well as networking opportunities.
Research in the CRUK Cambridge Institute focuses primarily on tumour ecology and evolution, with investigations across four main areas:
- Basic research into the cellular and molecular biology of cancer.
- Research in molecular imaging, genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology.
- Research focused on specific cancers, which form a link between laboratory and clinic.
- Clinical investigations including experimental medicine clinical trials and, in the longer term, population-based studies in screening and prevention.