02 December 2020
Caroline will take over from Professor Richard Marais who will step down in January following nine years as Institute Director.
09 November 2020
The CONCORDE trial will explore the use of a number of new drugs alongside standard radiotherapy in the hope of improving survival for people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
06 November 2020
The publication of a new national health guideline on Lynch syndrome and endometrial (womb) cancer is an important step forward for women’s health, Lynch syndrome diagnosis, and cancer prevention.
02 November 2020
The national programme, to develop and progress start-up oncology projects, is being launched by Bruntwood SciTech at Alderley Park - the UK’s largest single site life science campus - with funding from Innovate UK and Cancer Research UK
26 October 2020
A mum from Ashton-under-Lyne – whose six-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumour after the school nurse spotted a squint in his eye – is backing a million-dollar research project into childhood cancer research, which is being co-led by a team of scientists from Manchester.
22 October 2020
A new national project investigating changes in radiotherapy services during COVID-19 has been launched by a team of Manchester cancer clinicians.
21 October 2020
Manchester cancer researcher Professor Gareth Evans was recently recognised for his work in advancing women’s health, after receiving a prestigious honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
06 October 2020
Earlier detection of cancer offers arguably the single biggest opportunity to save lives from the disease as outlined in the Cancer Research UK Early Detection and Diagnosis Roadmap published today.
18 September 2020
Researchers from the University of Manchester have started a new research project on resistance to HER-2-targeted therapies with Action Against Cancer
18 September 2020
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester helped mark an ongoing partnership with Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) in Kenya by taking part in the official opening ceremony.
17 September 2020
The first UK study to estimate the proportion of womb cancers caused by an inherited cancer predisposition called Lynch syndrome has been carried out by researchers from The University of Manchester.
27 August 2020
Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute, the two largest funders of cancer research in the world, are set to make radical progress against cancer with a new scientific partnership, uniting researchers from around the world to tackle cancer’s greatest challenges.
17 August 2020
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester are trialling innovative artificial intelligence (AI) wireless monitoring technology that could lead to quicker interventions for patients with COVID-19.
27 July 2020
A team of British and American scientists have discovered a way to slow the growth of breast cancer stem cells in the lab.
20 July 2020
The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Open Lab Initiative is a digital tool to help you find your ideal research match – and now it’s available to researchers across the CRUK Centres network. 
14 July 2020
Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Manchester have made an important breakthrough that could lead to ‘kinder’ treatments for children with bone cancer, and save lives.
13 July 2020
Prof. Caroline Dive wins first Johann Anton Merck Award for contributions to preclinical oncology.
20 May 2020
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have confirmed a new non-invasive test can be used to help with the early detection of endometrial cancer and at-risk patients.
18 May 2020
Professor Emma Crosbie hopes that this new funding will revolutionise cervical cancer screening across the world
07 May 2020
Professor Evans was nominated to the society to reflect his outstanding contribution to research into hereditary cancer and its epidemiology
01 May 2020
This pioneering new study looks to reduce those side effects to provide children with a better quality of life after treatment.”
01 May 2020
Led by researchers at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester, it is investigating the biology of protons used in PBT to treat sarcomas in children
06 April 2020
A partnership of Manchester’s NHS and academic organisations will continue accelerating world-leading health research after once again receiving the prestigious Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) designation.
01 April 2020
Greater Manchester Cancer has published two annual reports, including a research focused report.
26 March 2020
The consortium aims to develop an imaging biomarker process, improving diagnosis, tumour classification and patient treatment
16 March 2020
Presented at the Houses of Parliament, Karoliina was awarded the silver award for her radiotherapy poster.
13 March 2020
Cancer Research UK and The University of Manchester are to expand research collaboration with IDEAYA Biosciences to develop PARG inhibitors
11 March 2020
Claire will join the MCRC on the 6th of April 2020
02 March 2020
Cancer Research UK and its European partners, Fondazione AIRC and Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC), will invest £27.4 million into seven new international projects to accelerate lifesaving cancer research.
13 February 2020
Biologists have discovered a way to stop cells from one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer spreading in the lab.
10 February 2020
The Christie is working with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH), to help improve cancer outcomes in the country.
06 February 2020
Multiple gold-medalist Dame Sarah Storey turned out to lend her support to a new £535,000 pledge from Boot Out Breast Cancer to The Christie Charity to help breast cancer patients in Greater Manchester
05 February 2020
A novel drug based on a natural compound found in broccoli, kale and other cruciferous vegetables could hold the key to reversing or even preventing resistance to breast cancer hormone therapy, new research has found.
04 February 2020
The first patient to undergo the pioneering CAR-T therapy for cancer at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) has shown promising results following treatment last year.
03 February 2020
The first patient has been recruited to our Technology Clinical Trial ‘Home monitoring of creatinine in cancer patients: assessing acceptability and clinical benefit’
31 January 2020
A new multidisciplinary study involving six universities is to investigate why some patients who have had advanced cancer remain well after treatment.
23 January 2020
Pioneering research by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester has found that acupuncture can help more than half of patients who suffer from neuropathy.
22 January 2020
The Dexter Award celebrates the Best Young Scientist of 2019
13 January 2020
Plans for the redevelopment of the Paterson building extensively damaged by a fire in 2017, have received a £5m boost from the Wolfson Foundation


04 December 2019
Drugs commonly used to treat arthritis may help to prevent breast cancer spreading to the bone, where it is incurable, new research suggests.
03 December 2019
A single dose of radiotherapy is as “effective” as five doses for end-of-life cancer patients suffering with painful spinal canal compression, finds a large study conducted by UCL, including The University of Manchester.
02 December 2019
The FASTMAN (Belfast-Manchester Centre of Excellence) renewal will help drive new clinical trials and answer fundamental biological questions
28 November 2019
The 'Re-Write Cancer' campaign will help to meet the cost of a new £150m cancer research facility.
20 November 2019
The Greater Manchester Cancer Conference was held on the 19th and 20th of November, bringing together clinicians and patients from across the Greater Manchester area to discuss the latest developments in cancer research and care.
16 November 2019
This European Network will help to foster new international collaborations and bring together world-leading scientists from across Europe
11 November 2019
In his new position, Nic will help steer the future direction of the Charity, providing advice and guidance to ensure key goals are achieved.
08 November 2019
Emma Crosbie and her team received the prestigious Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials award at the most recent NCRI conference in Glasgow.
04 November 2019
Following a major funding injection from Cancer Research UK, researchers will lead the way in new radiotherapy research.
21 October 2019
The University of Manchester sets bold research ambition to detect the (almost) undetectable as part of international alliance
14 October 2019
The finalists have been revealed for the 2019 Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards, and featuring several Christie NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester teams and individuals.
03 October 2019
A new study published in Nature suggests that targeting genetic faults could be the key to successful treatment for some patients.
01 October 2019
These questions were devised through consultations with patients, researchers and clinicians
25 September 2019
Cancer Research UK has announced partnerships with Deep Science Ventures and Panacea Innovation, to support early career researchers to become entrepreneurs.
18 September 2019
Planners at Cheshire East Council have given permission for a state of the art new cancer centre to be built in the grounds of Macclesfield District General Hospital.
13 September 2019
Caroline and Corinne have been awarded the Heine H. Hansen Lectureship and James D. Cox Lectureship awards respectively
11 September 2019
Celebrating the eleven members of the faculty of biology, medicine and Health who have received recent academic promotions.
02 September 2019
This trial is to test whether survival is improved for patients with stage IIb/c melanoma
22 August 2019
The first head and neck patient in the UK on an experimental cancer medicine trial has responded well to treatment
08 August 2019
Mairéad is one of twelve participants selected to join the highly competitive ASCO program.
02 August 2019
The naming comes from Newsweek, putting The Christie among the top specialist hospitals in the world.
01 August 2019
The first of the second series of Town Hall sessions was a well-attended event aiming to develop a new programme to combat HPB cancer.
19 July 2019
The Phase 1: Where Science Becomes Medicine conference was held this week in Manchester
12 July 2019
Prof. Gareth Evans has been recognised as a world-expert in two cancer fields by Expertscape
10 July 2019
This funding will contribute to funding the creation of a state-of-the-art cancer research facility
02 July 2019
11 clinical fellows from across Europe visited Manchester for an interactive lecture and workshop series focused on biomarkers.
24 June 2019
A fantastic conference attendance from the Manchester team, including an innovative protocol award for Dr Christoph Oing
23 June 2019
A fantastic day at Heaton Park for PCUK, researcher volunteers and many patients and their families affected by prostate cancer.
11 June 2019
Two Manchester PhD students hosted the group earlier this month on the University campus.
03 June 2019
Work led by Professor Vaskar Saha, a paediatrician from The University of Manchester & The Christie, means that around 80% of children with the most common childhood cancer are now likely to survive following treatment at major centres across India, thanks to his revolutionary approach.
22 May 2019
Rob Clarke, Fiona Thistlethwaite, Ged Brady, John-Paul Kilday and Alan McWilliam have all received recent promotions from the Faculty Promotions Committee
22 May 2019
"These are exciting times for use of immunotherapy or immune-oncology (IO) agents in cancer therapy"
21 May 2019
The MR-linac treats first patient with 38 minutes door to door service
13 May 2019
The CAT Programme Award is given by CRUK and will support 9 programmes across the nationwide network of CRUK Centres to offer early career clinician scientists greater flexibility and a wider range of training options, while providing training of the highest quality.
08 May 2019
Professor Rob Bristow & Professor John Radford have been selected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.
02 May 2019
Dr Adam Hurlstone, from the Division of Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine, has secured funding of $250,000 (£191,000) for a research project entitled ‘DGAT1 is a novel melanoma oncogene’ after being selected for a Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) Established Investigator Award.
01 May 2019
Rebecca Fish, student in the Division of Cancer Sciences, wins Faculty Student of the Year Award
30 April 2019
Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research led by Consultant Gynaecological Cancer Surgeon, Dr Emma Crosbie, who is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer based in the Division of Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester.
26 April 2019
The Manchester Lung Cancer Screening Team won National Cancer Care Team of the Year at the BMJ Awards this week.
24 April 2019
A team including Dr Colin Lindsay, The Christie, and Professor Angeliki Malliri, The University of Manchester, has been chosen to progress to the next stage of the application process for Cancer Research UK’s Accelerator Awards.
23 April 2019
New CRUK funded research published in Nature Medicine demonstrates that next-gen sequencing of ctDNA in blood samples can help match cancer patients to early phase clinical trials
16 April 2019
Corinne Johnson-Hart, from The University of Manchester, has been awarded an Innovation prize by Cancer Research UK
04 April 2019
The SAMPLE programme has been given the green light by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
01 April 2019
A team led by Professor Caroline Dive CBE from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute has been chosen to progress to the next stage of the application process for Cancer Research UK’s Accelerator Awards.
19 March 2019
A team of researchers across The University of Manchester have shown that a new class of drugs are able to stop ovarian cancer cells growing.
15 March 2019
Two researchers from The University of Manchester have taken part in the STEM for Britain event at the House of Commons, presenting to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.
05 March 2019
The public consultation on ambitious proposals for a new world-class cancer research facility to be built at The Christie on the site of the fire-damaged Paterson building in Withington, Manchester is now open.
11 February 2019
Annual screening for younger women aged 35-39 who have a family history of breast cancer would be highly effective in detecting tumours earlier, a major UK trial has found.
08 February 2019
Manchester’s Lung Health Check (LHC) pilot, which quadrupled lung cancer early diagnosis rates, is being extended to 10 sites across the country in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early.
04 February 2019
Dr Ahmet Ucar has been awarded a fellowship to investigate whether targeting two key proteins can help stop breast cancer spreading.
31 January 2019
A group has published a review of ‘cancers of unknown primary’ that explores the potential of liquid biopsy in guiding their treatment.
23 January 2019
Manchester scientists are set to benefit from one of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK.
14 January 2019
A landmark pan-cancer study involving a Manchester researcher has analysed mutation signatures of low oxygen in more than 8,000 tumours.
10 January 2019
Oldham residents, who have been treated with radiotherapy for their cancer, are being invited to get involved with a new arts-based project launching in the borough this New Year.


06 December 2018
A national online survey, to gather public views about what is important in detecting cancer earlier, has been launched by scientists at the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre.
05 December 2018
Roche, one of the world’s leading biotech companies, is today announcing new investments in UK life sciences, including an innovative £20 million genomic technology partnership with The Christie in Manchester, Europe’s leading cancer centre.
04 December 2018
The first patient in England to receive high-energy proton beam therapy for cancer is expected to be treated later this month in Manchester.
04 December 2018
Manchester’s digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team (digitalECMT) has received the Patient Engagement award at the Microsoft Health & Artificial Intelligence Summit held in Brussels.
28 November 2018
A new tool designed by scientists at The University of Manchester has laid the foundations for in depth analysis of blood that allows the identification of previously unknown molecules in blood.
27 November 2018
The University of Manchester building for Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) researchers has been renamed in a ceremony to honour the contribution of Michael Oglesby, his family, and the Oglesby Charitable Trust to cancer research in Manchester.
27 November 2018
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has been named as one of a very small number of centres in the UK to offer CAR-T therapy, widely regarded as the most exciting cancer treatment development in decades.
20 November 2018
A University of Manchester graduate says she is “proud and humbled” after taking over the helm at one of the world’s foremost health charities.
19 November 2018
A University of Manchester study of care provisions for patients diagnosed with Barrett’s Oesophagus, a pre-cancerous condition, has resulted in improvements in local NHS care, which may form a blueprint for other hospitals.
13 November 2018
A new clinical study, designed to assess whether breast density can be accurately determined in young women using low dose mammograms, is launched this month in Manchester.
05 November 2018
A newly launched radiotherapy study, involving cervical cancer patients, is the first in Manchester to simultaneously combine two different examinations techniques: PET-MR with tracer administration.
31 October 2018
Researchers in Manchester have looked at the outcomes of older patients in a lung cancer radiotherapy trial, compared to those of younger patients.
30 October 2018
We are delighted to announce that registration for the MCRC/ECMC ‘Phase I: where science becomes medicine’ conference is now open.
29 October 2018
A systematic review of research has revealed that the toxic effects on the lung of drugs commonly taken to treat cancer is much more widespread than thought.
27 October 2018
Professor Andrew Renehan has received the Sir Edward Hughes Oration award at the Spring Colorectal Meeting of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Colon & Rectal Surgery Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
26 October 2018
Doctors have long known that womb cancer is caused by obesity, however, until now, the effect of losing weight on precancerous changes in the womb have been poorly studied.
24 October 2018
In a collaboration with the med tech company DeepMed.IO Ltd, key MCRC members have been instrumental in supporting a successful application to a SBRI Healthcare call earlier this year.
21 October 2018
Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment led to a 32% increase in survival for some men with metastatic prostate cancer, who have a low burden of disease.
12 October 2018
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated Outstanding by the health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.
05 October 2018
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has named The Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre as the winner of its Building of the Year Award.
03 October 2018
Being overweight or obese may put adults with diabetes at greater risk of dying from cancer than their diabetes-free counterparts, according to new research.
17 September 2018
The paediatric oncology research team at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and colleagues in London have met their recruitment target for an innovative CAR-T therapy study.
13 September 2018
A team involving researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute has shown that a mutant gene is linked to the formation of cell-in-cell structures.
07 September 2018
NHS staff from across Greater Manchester won ‘Best Overall Entry’ at the 2018 Manchester Pride Parade.
24 August 2018
Carers for people with cancer are between 5 and 7 times more likely to have mental health problems than the general population, according to a landmark new study.
23 August 2018
The new technology business will share this year’s £70,000 prize for novel applications of graphene.
10 August 2018
For the first time researchers have shown the differing relationship between benefit and risk of sunlight (UVR) exposure for people of different skin types.
08 August 2018
Consultant Gastroenterologist Yeng Ang from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an Honorary Chair by The University of Manchester, to mark the academic and research progress he is leading.
08 August 2018
A study provides new insight into the regularity mechanisms behind the perinuclear actin cap, a key regulator of nuclear morphology.
03 August 2018
Researchers in Manchester have identified a new mechanism which switches off a gene in families affected by breast and ovarian cancer.
01 August 2018
The number of clinical trials that are recruiting patients at The Christie has jumped by 11 per cent in the last year.
24 July 2018
Cancer scientists feature on one of 80 giant bee sculptures on display in Manchester city centre to celebrate the city’s pioneering spirit.
11 July 2018
Proposals have been announced to create a world-leading precision medicine campus in the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone, located on the UK’s largest clinical academic campus.
06 July 2018
Sir Harpal Kumar, the eminent and influential Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, has been appointed an honorary Chair in Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester.
05 July 2018
Eduardo Bonavita, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has won the Acteria Prize for the best PhD thesis in Immunology in Europe.
04 July 2018
A ground-breaking new pancreatic cancer trial, which aims to match patients with more targeted and effective treatments for their tumours has now opened in Manchester.
02 July 2018
The cross-disciplinary team was recognised alongside those of staff and students at the ceremony that took place at the end of June at The University of Manchester.
27 June 2018
Professor Noel Clarke has been awarded the prestigious St Peter’s Medal by the British Association of Urological Surgeons.
22 June 2018
The University of Manchester Research Institute has approved the establishment of a new Institute to be based in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health that will undertake research into the immune system.
19 June 2018
Professor Marcel van Herk has been presented with an Innovation Impact Award from Amsterdam University for his ground breaking work on image guided radiation therapy.
14 June 2018
Two projects – visits for lung cancer research and a trip for Team Science insight – gained funding from a prestigious University scheme.
12 June 2018
Research staff at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester have been recognised for their exceptional work at the specialist cancer centre’s annual staff awards.
11 June 2018
Zoi Diamantopoulou, a postdoctoral fellow at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, was recently awarded the prestigious BACR Chris Marshall Prize for Cell Signalling.
25 May 2018
Three cancer researchers from Manchester have been recognised in a ceremony at The Royal College of Radiologists in London.
25 May 2018
Action Bladder Cancer UK has funded a project to explore personalising treatment of bladder cancer using genomic and radiomic data.
23 May 2018
Nearly 40 researchers from across the MCRC partnership took part in a weekend public engagement event at the Museum of Science and Industry.
22 May 2018
A study involving Manchester medics has found that bowel cancer patients could safely have fewer follow-up CT scans.
18 May 2018
Professor Peter Hoskin has been appointed as Chair in Clinical Oncology at The University of Manchester.
16 May 2018
Dr Stuart Williamson, a postdoctoral researcher from the CRUK Manchester Institute has received a Fulbright-Cancer Research UK Scholar Award to enable him to research at Stanford University on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.
11 May 2018
A new study has found a way to identify men with locally advanced prostate cancer who are less likely to respond well to radiotherapy.
10 May 2018
The Royal Society has granted its prestigious fellowship to Professor Richard Marais, Director of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.
03 May 2018
Manchester children’s cancer research charity, Friends of Rosie, announce a further grant award of £65,000 to fund a second year of research into the treatment and improved detection of rare bone cancer in children.
24 April 2018
A machine learning approach for assessing images of the craters and dunes of Mars, which was developed at The University of Manchester, has now been adapted to help scientists measure the effects of treatments on tumours.
17 April 2018
Scientists at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute have developed a bioinformatics pipeline that has identified novel kinases involved in tumour growth in stomach cancers.
12 April 2018
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) has awarded a £85k grant to Dr Mairéad McNamara to probe the genetics of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
11 April 2018
An ambitious, world-class cancer research facility is to be built at The Christie on the site of the Paterson building which suffered devastating fire damage in April 2017 displacing over 300 scientists and support staff.
23 March 2018
One of the world’s leading experts in genitourinary oncology is to join The University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
13 March 2018
A leading physicist at The Christie has been named Healthcare Scientist of the Year at the prestigious Healthcare Science Awards.
13 March 2018
The oncology-focused biotechnology company has entered into a partnership with Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) Commercial Partnerships Team and the Drug Discovery Unit at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.
12 March 2018
A recently formed Manchester health consortium, led by The Christie, has been awarded nearly £7 million of funding to ensure more patients benefit from a new generation of disease-fighting drugs for cancer.
26 February 2018
Friends of Rosie reports encouraging results from a research project investigating the use of immunotherapy to treat childhood brain tumours that are resistant to conventional treatment methods.
12 February 2018
Dr Isabel Romero-Camarero, from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has been awarded a prestigious Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund (KKLF) Junior Research Fellowship.
10 February 2018
Professor Rob Bristow, Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, has addressed the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco this month.
08 February 2018
Dr Rob Metcalf has been awarded The Dean’s Prize from The University of Manchester.
01 February 2018
Professor Neil Burnet has been appointed as Chair in Clinical Academic Proton Therapy at The University of Manchester.
30 January 2018
Dr Amaya Virós from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute has been chosen to deliver the Rising Star Lecture as the representative of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) at the 2018 International Investigative Dermatology Meeting.
25 January 2018
New research shows a promising genetic test, when combined with mammograms, could provide a more accurate breast cancer risk in women attending routine breast cancer screening.
19 January 2018
Professor Ben Bridgewater, a digital trailblazer in healthcare and former cardiac surgeon, who was named as one of the UK’s top 50 health innovators, has been appointed as Health Innovation Manchester’s new Chief Executive Officer.
01 January 2018
In this year’s New Year’s Honours list, Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Professor Caroline Dive has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to cancer research.


20 December 2017
Dr Ayse Latif from The University of Manchester responded to a request from Coronation Street to ensure that their recent testicular cancer storyline was accurate.
19 December 2017
Corinne Johnson, a medical physicist from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the Donal Hollywood prize for best abstract at ESTRO 2018.
17 December 2017
The Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) has announced that their 15th International Congress will be held in Manchester in 2018.
12 December 2017
Dr Pat Caswell and co-investigators Prof Richard Edmondson and Dr Emma Crosbie from The University of Manchester have received £550,000 from the Medical Research Council for a 3-year project to better understand the biology behind the spread of ovarian cancer.
11 December 2017
A breast cancer patient from Rochdale, who has already tried nine different treatments, has become the first in the world to be given an exciting new combination of cancer busting drugs.
11 December 2017
Senior Scientific Officer Melanie Galvin from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is to be honoured with the Andrew Blake Tribute Award for 2018.
06 December 2017
Scientists in Manchester have discovered that testing skin cancer patients’ blood for tumour DNA could help predict the chances of an aggressive cancer returning.
05 December 2017
Dr Maximiliano Portal and Patricia Muller have been appointed as new Institute Fellows at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.
29 November 2017
Members of Manchester’s cancer research leadership team have taken a tour of the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building to learn about their recovery from a devastating fire in 2014.
28 November 2017
University presents world-leading cancer researcher with its highest medal
28 November 2017
The European Research Council has today announced the names from across Europe that have been awarded the Consolidator Grant
24 November 2017
The Institute is taking circa 81,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space in an agreement that will see over 300 scientists conduct research and development activity from a site that already has an international reputation for breakthroughs in oncology.
23 November 2017
A team of scientists has created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to deliver cancer drugs from within the human body.
14 November 2017
Three high-flying Christie employees were awarded winners’ trophies at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards last week.
08 November 2017
Dr Lingjian Yang from The University of Manchester has been named by the Royal College of Radiologists as a winner of the 2017 Ross Award.
06 November 2017
Dr Santiago Zelenay from the CRUK Manchester Institute has received Cancer Research UK’s Future Leader Prize at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool this week.
06 November 2017
Professors Caroline Dive and Fiona Blackhall have been named as part of the team to win Cancer Research UK’s Translational Cancer Research Prize for 2017.
25 October 2017
Classical musician given months to live is alive four years later thanks to Christie cancer drugs trial
21 October 2017
At this year’s Society for Melanoma Research Congress, held in Brisbane Australia, Professor Richard Marais was presented with the Outstanding Research Award
19 October 2017
In April, Manchester patients had access to twice as many cancer trials, as a result of a new strategic partnership across five CRUK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs).  
19 October 2017
Researchers across Manchester have pulled together to open phase two of the TARGET cancer trial, which is on track to recruit over 100 patients in its first year. 
17 October 2017
Two papers recently published by Manchester researchers will help shape guidance for targeting tumours more accurately using the new MR-Linac, which combines MRI scanning and radiotherapy in one hi-tech package.
13 October 2017
University of Manchester scientist awarded major funding as Breast Cancer Now announces four new projects tackling metastatic breast cancer
13 October 2017
A red rose, picked from the garden at The Christie by a patient, has been chosen as the first item to be scanned by the hospital’s revolutionary new MR-linac radiotherapy machine.
12 October 2017
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been held up by the independent health regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a positive example within the National Health Service.
09 October 2017
Women who have a family history of breast cancer are set to benefit from a new genetic test that assesses breast cancer risk, with plans for it to enter clinical practice within the next six months.
28 September 2017
SPARKLE is a global research study for children and young adults with Mature B cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma where standard treatment has not worked or if their cancer has returned after chemotherapy.
25 September 2017
Radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer could have a negative effect on the health of your heart new research has found.
12 September 2017
Scientists from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute have refined the structure of several series of chemical compounds with the potential to treat multiple cancer types.
01 September 2017
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified some key factors that establish oesophageal cancer cells.
25 August 2017
A tech research tool which could help in the fight against cancer has been licensed to Arriani Pharmaceuticals by the University technology transfer company UMI3 Ltd for €1.3million.
23 August 2017
The Oglesby Charitable Trust is funding a research team to investigate an unusual type of chronic leukaemia.
16 August 2017
Specialists at The Christie and The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough which could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as have wider implications for other cancers.
15 August 2017
Three new publications provide information that could shape the way in which patients with a genetic predisposition are screened for cancers.
03 August 2017
The number of patients benefiting from clinical research trials at The Christie has almost doubled in the past year.
25 July 2017
Scientists from The University of Manchester have pinpointed a gene signature that identifies which bladder cancer patients would benefit from more aggressive treatment.
19 July 2017
Two Manchester professors working in cancer research have given their inaugural lectures as part of a ceremony held at the MCRC building.
12 July 2017
A leading Manchester scientist has been awarded a grant worth over £185,000 by Breast Cancer Now to investigate how breast cancer cells are able to hibernate for years before returning elsewhere in the body.
04 July 2017
A 10-year University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation Trust study which used advanced radiotherapy techniques in patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has achieved the best survival rates and lowest toxicity ever reported.
03 July 2017
A patient with a fast-growing lymphatic cancer, who had failed to adequately respond to previous cancer treatments, has had a dramatic response to a brand new drug.
23 June 2017
One of the leading experts in cancer therapeutics will be joining the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute to lead its Drug Discovery Unit.
23 June 2017
A key component of the proton beam therapy machine, the cyclotron, has been installed at The Christie, marking a major milestone in a national NHS plan to provide high energy proton beam therapy in the UK from 2018. 
22 June 2017
Manchester scientists have uncovered a two-pronged defence against aggressive bowel cancer.
20 June 2017
A conference in Manchester covering research into all aspects of radiotherapy has been hailed as a great success.
15 June 2017
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is the highest UK recruiting centre for a number of studies thanks to a research team’s excellent work.
15 June 2017
The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Facility (CRF) launch event on 6 June 2017 represented a double celebration.
08 June 2017
Professor Nic Jones spoke at the launch of RCPE Manchester, a new collaboration between Manchester Academic Science Centre (MAHSC) and the prestigious Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE).
07 June 2017
Manchester scientists have shown how normal cells that surround a melanoma tumour are affected by it, making cancer more resistant to drug treatment.
06 June 2017
Richard Edmondson, Clinical Professor in Gynaecological Oncology based in the Division of Cancer Sciences, has teamed up with the father of a former patient to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer research.
22 May 2017
One of the world’s leading prostate cancer experts has been appointed by The University of Manchester to lead its cancer research strategy and to be the new Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC).
17 May 2017
Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that a protein (5T4) found on the surface of cells contributes to chemotherapy resistance in the most common type of childhood leukaemia. Using a novel approach, early testing shows that targeting the protein with an antibody drug conjugate (ADC) could hold promise in improving treatment.
18 April 2017
The University of Manchester is part of a new consortium which will develop new CT and MRI scan techniques and biomarkers to look at the accumulation of compounds in the body caused by drugs and the harm they may cause – potentially improving patients’ safety and the development of new treatments.
18 April 2017
The unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people with cancer have been shared on a new video hub from The University of Manchester, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support – highlighting differences in their care, and issues around sex, support and bereavement.
18 April 2017
Scientists have discovered a brand new way of attacking breast cancer that could lead to a new generation of drugs.
24 March 2017
Manchester scientists are set to receive £1.2million from Cancer Research UK to help transform pancreatic cancer treatment in the UK.
20 March 2017
Professor Richard Marais, Director of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has been awarded the Léopold Griffuel Award in Translational and Clinical Research.
15 March 2017
Lung cancer early diagnosis rates have soared during a targeted screening pilot in Manchester where on-the-spot CT scans were offered in shopping area car parks.
13 March 2017
Manchester researchers achieved peer recognition for their approach to cancer prevention and early diagnosis (PED), at a recent Cancer Research UK conference.
10 March 2017
Dr Becky Ann Selina Bibby, 26, a research associate at The University of Manchester is attending Parliament to present her bioscience research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 13 March.
02 March 2017
Manchester’s cancer hospital The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been revealed to be the top specialist trust in England and one of the best three trusts overall.
28 February 2017
Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology (CRT), and HitGen Ltd announced today that they have entered into a licence agreement to develop a novel class of drugs against lung cancer.
15 February 2017
The one-year grant of £68,000 will fund a new project to research the treatment and improved detection of osteosarcoma – a rare type of bone cancer that most commonly affects children and young people.
06 February 2017
Researchers at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust will join forces with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to improve radiotherapy treatment for patients with lung cancer.
03 February 2017
A patient, whose cancer spread from his lungs to his lymph nodes has been left with no trace of the disease after taking part in a first in world drug trial at The Christie in Manchester.
31 January 2017
University of Manchester biologists have discovered that breast tissues have 24-hour body clocks, and that several hundred genes are regulated in a daily cycle.
31 January 2017
World Cancer Day on February 4 is a chance for us all to explore what everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
31 January 2017
In January, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hosted its quarterly chemotherapy study day for experienced nurses who are learning to administer chemotherapy based in the community and oncology wards.
30 January 2017
An Oldham scientist, who is playing an important role in developing the cancer drugs of the future to improve treatment for patients, is urging people to support World Cancer Day on Saturday 4 February.
30 January 2017
The University of Manchester, through its Innovation Company (UMI3), has signed a licensing and research agreement with Douglas Pharmaceuticals that could save the lives of millions of women around the world suffering from early stage cervical cancer.
23 January 2017
A new combination of drugs, tested by University of Manchester scientists, has significantly enhanced the survival of laboratory mice with lymphoma.
20 January 2017
The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund LP (CPF) today (Friday) has announced it will further develop a promising class of cancer drugs called RET inhibitors, through a collaboration with the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Drug Discovery Unit, at The University of Manchester.
20 January 2017
Patients with cancer and rare diseases in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to participate in a transformative, national health initiative, the 100,000 Genomes Project.
17 January 2017
The University of Manchester will be marking World Cancer Day by highlighting the world-class, interdisciplinary cancer research that sets it apart from other research-intensive institutions.
16 January 2017
Dr Louise Carter, a senior clinical fellow at The Christie, has received a European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) award for researcher development.


16 December 2016
The first of a series of launch events for the EPSRC Grand Challenge Network+ in Proton Therapy took place in Manchester this week.
15 December 2016
Manchester is set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK. The charity plans to invest around £39 million over the next five years into the Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre*, a partnership between Cancer Research UK, The University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
10 December 2016
The University of Manchester has won two awards for the way in which it communicates animal research.
07 December 2016
The Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research at The University of Manchester will receive a major funding boost as part of an £118m injection announced today by charitable foundation, Wellcome Trust.
01 December 2016
Manchester is set to benefit from Cancer Research UK investment across 13 Cancer Centres and 18 ECMCs.
23 November 2016
A highly successful University scheme to train “high flyers” who are likely to become future leaders in academia and industry has been renewed by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
22 November 2016
Cancer themed problem solving workshops, aimed at researchers and health care professionals, are the next stage of a Greater Manchester cancer prevention and early detection (PED) initiative.
21 November 2016
A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research.
18 November 2016
Manchester's specialist cancer hospital The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding by the health watchdog who called it ‘exceptional’ and ‘a leader in its field’.
18 November 2016
In a second boost for Manchester in as many months, a single city-wide bid has been awarded £12.5m by the Department of Health to fund the cutting-edge research space, highly trained staff and specialist equipment required to develop and deliver pioneering new treatments across three NHS sites in Greater Manchester.
11 November 2016
The Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology group from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute has worked with scientists in the US to explore vasculogenic mimicry (VM) – where tumour cells form themselves into blood vessels – in small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
07 November 2016
Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research.
28 October 2016
Jaw-dropping and hair-raising science experiments will be the order of the day during the latest Spectacular Science takeover of Manchester Museum.
12 October 2016
Work has started on building a pioneering radiotherapy machine at The Christie that can ‘see and treat’ cancer with pinpoint accuracy.
11 October 2016
A team of international scientists has outlined key recommendations for a global standard for scanning biomarkers in cancer - to bridge the gap between research and the clinic, according to a new paper published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.
06 October 2016
Cancer Research Technology (CRT) – the development and commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK – has today received a success payment from GlaxoSmithKline resulting from its collaboration developing molecules targeting cancer epigenetics.
04 October 2016
Scientists have discovered a new way to look for ageing cells across a wide range of biological materials; the new method will boost understanding of cellular development and ageing as well as the causes of diverse diseases.
29 September 2016
The University of Manchester has been awarded more than £5m for research into using nanomaterials including graphene in the human body.
28 September 2016
The NHS could save £44 million a year in treatment costs if four cancers were diagnosed more quickly, according to cancer experts at the launch of a dedicated prevention and early detection (PED) research initiative in Manchester.
27 September 2016
Three consultants from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, one of Europe's leading cancer centres, have been made professors.
22 September 2016
One of the most advanced pieces of equipment for the UK’s first NHS high energy proton beam therapy (PBT) centre has been built for The Christie in Manchester, and will be installed in June 2017.
14 September 2016
Today history has been made as a single Manchester bid has been awarded £28.5m from the NIHR, bringing lifesaving tests and treatments a step nearer for millions of people.
13 September 2016
A Manchester scientist has received a national award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the cause.
04 September 2016
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer which has spread to the brain could be spared whole brain radiotherapy as it makes little or no difference to how long they survive and their quality of life according to a clinical trial involving Manchester doctors and patients.
31 August 2016
Scientists in Manchester have developed a fish-based laboratory model to better understand the genetic faults that lead to melanoma of the eye.
17 August 2016
Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood Leukaemia.
16 August 2016
Manchester scientists have explained some of the contradictory behaviour of a molecule known as Rac1 by showing that its activity depends on where its 'push' comes from.
16 August 2016
Dr Claus Jorgensen, who leads the Systems Oncology group at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has recently been awarded further funding from the Rosetrees Trust.
04 August 2016
Cancer patients, scientists and fashion designers have worked together to create an intriguing exhibition with a difference, which has been on display in Manchester as part of European City of Science.
04 August 2016
The University of Manchester is to lead a £1.47million Cancer Research UK programme to bring major advances in lung cancer treatments – the North West’s most common cancer.
01 August 2016
Researchers in Manchester have shown that a pair of proteins involved in the development of blood cells may have different roles to play, with one apparently much more implicated in certain types of leukaemia.
27 July 2016
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) together with Marketing Manchester, are delighted to be awarded the opportunity to host to prestigious Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group Annual Congress (PTCOG) in 2019, in Manchester.
26 July 2016
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy side-effects.
19 July 2016
Dr Emma Crosbie, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology, Saint Mary’s Hospital was recently highly commended in round six of the NIHR New Media Competition for her video on the Womb Cancer Alliance.
14 July 2016
Soapbox Science is back in Manchester and cancer researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute are taking part.
13 July 2016
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute will be a partner in a new European Consortium to foster research on metastatic uveal melanoma and identify new treatments for this serious disease.
07 July 2016
A molecule which, for the last 20 years has been believed to be an indicator of good prognosis in tumours has been shown to have a dark side by new research from The Universities of Manchester, Athens and collaborators, recently published in Nature Cell Biology.
05 July 2016
Cancer experts from around Europe will converge on Manchester this weekend (July 9-12) to share expertise with the city's world-leading scientists at a special Congress.
05 July 2016
Latest figures recently released by produced by the National Cancer Research Network shows that the University Hospital of South Manchester’s (UHSM) Research and Development department is one of the highest recruiters for cancer studies in the country.
29 June 2016
Cancer Research UK researchers based at The University of Manchester and the US government’s National Cancer Institute have announced that two teams will work together to radically accelerate progress against cancer, in one of the first international collaborations inspired by US Vice-President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot.
27 June 2016
Professor Caroline Dive has been awarded a prestigious British Pharmaceutical Society prize.
16 June 2016
Dr James O’Connor, a clinician scientist based in the University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences, has become one of the first two medics in the UK to be awarded a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
15 June 2016
£18 million lab complex will discover the clues to individuals' illnesses.
14 June 2016
CT scanner units are to be sited in shopping centre car parks in Manchester as part of a UK-first pilot project to try and diagnose lung disease earlier in smokers and former smokers.
08 June 2016
New research, by the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester, has revealed an ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and found drugs to successfully target this weakness and eradicate the disease in mice.
06 June 2016
A University of Manchester-led trial has found that having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer.
05 June 2016
An expandable tube that unblocks the bowel before surgery could lead to fewer cancer patients – diagnosed as emergencies – needing a colostomy bag.
02 June 2016
A Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) consultant is the chief investigator of a new £118,000 grant-funded study aimed at supporting frail patients with myeloma.
17 May 2016
A ground-breaking study by University of Manchester and Liverpool scientists has identified a new link between inflammation and cell division.
17 May 2016
Your shoe fits the size of your foot, so why is your drug dose not tailored to your own personal characteristics in the same way? To answer this question, some of the world's leading experts in health care and pharmaceutical science are coming to Manchester this week.
13 May 2016
Manchester scientists will play a key role in ground-breaking research into the final stages of cancer.
06 May 2016
A pioneering cancer researcher from Manchester is to undertake a 112-mile cycle challenge around the Lake District to raise funds in memory of an inspirational scientist whose work led to the development of new cancer treatments.
15 April 2016
The odds of children having a genetic condition which causes learning difficulties and tumours have been dramatically cut, thanks to genetic analysis led by The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
14 April 2016
Dr Amaya Virós, a clinician scientist based at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
14 April 2016
Cancer cells use a mutant gene to coerce neighbouring healthy tissue into helping with the disease’s growth and spread, a major new study reports.
11 April 2016
A Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital doctor who is the UK Chief Investigator for an international trial into treatments for childhood leukaemia, has randomised the first UK recruit onto the study.
08 April 2016
A Wilmslow artist has created a new project which she hopes will empower those battling breast cancer.
07 April 2016
Manchester scientists have identified a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
07 April 2016
Professor of Radiation Biology, Catharine West, from the Institute of Cancer Sciences has recently been awarded the 2016 Weiss medal by the Association for Radiation Research
06 April 2016
A nurse from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been named ‘Oncology Nurse of the Year’ by the British Journal of Nursing.
04 April 2016
Professor Sir Salvador Moncada and Dr Maria Romina Girotti are among the 11 eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers honoured in 2016.
23 March 2016
Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee.
22 March 2016
Research in Manchester has identified mutations in lung cancer that are key to tumour growth, offering a new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease.
14 March 2016
An HIV drug could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment
11 March 2016
Approximately a quarter of women with HER2 positive breast cancer saw their tumours shrink significantly or even disappear, according to results from a clinical trial.
09 March 2016
The pioneering TARGET study has completed its first phase with encouraging results for conducting virtual biopsies.
07 March 2016
A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing, according to a new study.
03 March 2016
Researchers in Manchester have been exloring the causes of high breast density that could reveal new ways to prevent the disease.
01 March 2016
Engineers, scientists and clinicians are to working together develop new imaging technology that could provide more accurate cancer treatments.
25 February 2016
A University of Manchester study has shed light on a chain of events that allows tumour cells to thrive in tough environments, identifying potential new ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
25 February 2016
New research involving Manchester scientists has identified key factors that drive blood cell development by recapitulating this process in a culture dish.
24 February 2016
Kate Hogan, a PhD Student at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, is attending Parliament to present her research.
10 February 2016
Researchers have identified a protein that controls how breast cancer cells spread around the body, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Science Signaling.
09 February 2016
Scientists in Manchester have explored the role of one particular cell signalling protein in bowel cancer, and found that its mutation promotes tumour growth.
05 February 2016
On 4 February – World Cancer Day – the MCRC played host to an evening event for alumni of The University of Manchester.
04 February 2016
Dr Claus Jorgensen from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is one of six scientists to have new research projects funded by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
26 January 2016
Scientists in Manchester and Glasgow have found that certain melanoma cells change the way they produce energy for growth – offering an insight into drug resistance and a potential way to treat resistant tumours in the clinic.


17 December 2015
Specialists at The Christie and The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough which will spare patients with cancer of the lower bowel, rectal cancer, from major surgery.
17 December 2015
New results from the world's biggest ovarian cancer screening trial, involving Saint Mary's Hospital in Manchester as one of 13 centres across the UK, suggest that screening based on an annual blood test could help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%.
10 December 2015
Scientists have developed a new imaging test that could enable doctors to identify more dangerous tumours before they spread around the body – and tailor treatment accordingly.
07 December 2015
Researchers in Manchester have found that women with an inherited genetic syndrome are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and should be considered for earlier screening.
03 December 2015
Researchers in Manchester have compared different ways to model lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, offering a better understanding of how to test potential treatments for advanced disease.
27 November 2015
University of Manchester scientists have discovered a cluster of 60 proteins that allow the body’s cells to react to their environment and communicate with each other.
24 November 2015
Researchers at a breast cancer prevention clinic in Manchester have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the procedure.
12 November 2015
Manchester researchers have shown that the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for girls has increased uptake for cervical cancer screening by their mothers.
09 November 2015
Manchester researchers are trialling a new tool that is designed to get people who may have lung cancer to their doctor earlier.
03 November 2015
Romina Girotti, a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Oncology group, is a recipient of the British Association for Cancer Research (BACR) Translational Award.
02 November 2015
John Brognard, leader of the Signalling Networks in Cancer group, was awarded a prestigious Cancer Research UK ‘Future Leaders in Cancer Research’ prize at the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference.
31 October 2015
Researchers have developed cancer drug-packed ‘grenades’ armed with heat sensitive triggers, allowing for treatment to be targeted directly at tumours, according to two studies due to be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
28 October 2015
Scientists in Manchester have found more evidence that a specific hallmark of cancer cells could be used to selectively target pancreatic tumours.
27 October 2015
Researchers in Manchester have used recent advances in PET scanning technology to reduce the radiation dose for both patients and staff by up to 30%, allowing an addition of an annual 100 scans a year.
24 October 2015
Professor Max Wicha a leading breast cancer specialist from the University of Michigan, has been at The University of Manchester to discuss collaborations and deliver a keynote address to scientists.
07 October 2015
Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.
18 September 2015
Manchester researchers have identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy.
17 September 2015
University of Manchester researchers funded by Breast Cancer Now have discovered a new explanation as to why women with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem.
14 September 2015
Manchester scientists have identified a gene – FOXC1 – that, if switched on, causes more aggressive cancer in a fifth of acute myeloid leukaemia patients.
08 September 2015
AstraZeneca and The University of Manchester announce a collaboration harnessing clinical bioinformatics to deliver personalised healthcare for cancer patients.
26 August 2015
Maria Romina Girotti, from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has been awarded the Young Investigator’s Award by ECCO - the European CanCer Organisation - and EJC – the European Journal of Cancer.
18 August 2015
Cancer Research UK will fund preclinical research evaluating the efficacy of Biothera’s investigational cancer immunotherapy Imprime PGG® in combination with monoclonal antibody therapies as a precursor to a phase 1-2 clinical study in rituximab-refractory follicular lymphoma.
06 August 2015
New MCRC building one of three University of Manchester projects to have been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Building of the Year award – making up half of the total shortlist.
05 August 2015
The University of Manchester has signed a collaboration agreement with Abcodia to perform proteomics studies on a cohort of non-small cell lung cancer cases from the UKCTOCS biobank, with the aim of discovering new blood-based biomarkers for earlier detection of the disease.
30 July 2015
Cutting-edge research from Manchester that could improve treatment for lung cancer patients was recently showcased at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition in London.
29 July 2015
A promising agent for the treatment of cancer has so far had little effect on the most common lung tumours, but new research from The University of Manchester has suggested how this resistance might be overcome.
27 July 2015
Scientists in Manchester have developed a robust blood test to allow doctors to better predict which patients will benefit from new therapies.
22 July 2015
Researchers in Manchester have optimised a new process for generating therapeutic white blood cells for the treatment of kidney cancer, opening the way for large-scale trials to assess the effectiveness and safety of this approach in patients.
14 July 2015
Manchester scientists have genetically mapped the cancer of a leukaemia patient whose disease was resistant to treatment in order to identify a method of personalising therapy for individuals.
13 July 2015
Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in Cancer Cell.
13 July 2015
Two leading consultants from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, one of Europe's leading cancer centres, have been made professors. Miss Sarah O'Dwyer and Dr Corinne Faivre-Finn have both been honoured with professorships from The University of Manchester.
01 July 2015
Manchester scientists have explored the genetic control networks of oesophageal cancer, leading to a potential way to differentiate between different stages of the disease.
29 June 2015
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, an international leader in cancer treatment and research, has appointed Janelle Yorke as its first chair for Cancer Nursing and Allied Health professionals (AHP).
26 June 2015
Cancer Research UK announces a further investment of £5 million in Manchester to help transform personalised medicine for cancer treatment and follows last week’s launch of the new cancer research building in Manchester.
25 June 2015
A cancer patient, who was given just six months to live 40 years ago, is still going strong and looking forward to celebrating her 81st birthday this year, thanks to life-saving research.
16 June 2015
A new £28.5m research centre that will transform cancer treatment has opened in Manchester.
04 June 2015
One of the world's leading experts in radiotherapy, Marcel van Herk, has moved to Manchester to lead cutting edge radiotherapy research.
20 May 2015
A consultant who works in Salford has significantly extended her life by taking part in clinical trials at The Christie.
14 May 2015
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester have jointly appointed a Strategic Director in experimental cancer medicine.
14 May 2015
Researchers at Saint Mary's hospital and The University of Manchester have been instrumental in recruiting over 16,500 women to the largest clinical trial of its kind for ovarian cancer screening.
11 May 2015
Professor Caroline Dive is one of 48 researchers from across the UK who have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
07 May 2015
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.
07 May 2015
Manchester doctors have helped show that high-risk womb cancer patients can be genetically profiled to allow them to receive more appropriate treatment.
05 May 2015
A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial.
05 May 2015
Researchers have tested a new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for patients.
23 April 2015
A trial led from Manchester has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it.
21 April 2015
Scientists from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute will participate in CANCER-ID, an international project to validate blood-based biomarkers for cancer.
20 April 2015
Researchers from Manchester working with drug development company Evgen Pharma, have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer.
15 April 2015
Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.
13 April 2015
Melanoma cells become drug resistant by using surrounding healthy cells to provide a ‘safe haven’ from treatment, according to new research.
06 April 2015
Scientists in Manchester have discovered that a previously known gene also helps cells divide normally and that its absence can cause tumours.
01 April 2015
A group of academic organisations and funders has entered an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. to progress a new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once.
25 March 2015
Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.
23 March 2015
A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer
13 March 2015
Manchester scientists have shown how cells respond to changes in nitrogen levels – indicating how cancer cells may be able to survive in a challenging tissue environment.
09 March 2015
Researchers from Manchester, working with scientists in California, have found that certain molecules long thought to promote cancer growth, in fact suppress tumours, suggesting that therapeutic approaches should aim to restore, rather than block, their activity.
04 March 2015
Researchers in Manchester have identified a key molecule that controls tissue inflammation and found new clues on its link with the development of cancer.
04 March 2015
The Christie has appointed Roger Spencer as its new Chief Executive.
27 February 2015
Manchester scientists have a developed a new method to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on very rare leukaemia stem cells. The approach potentially allows doctors to screen patients and personalise their treatment.
25 February 2015
Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells.
23 February 2015
Dr Maria Romina Girotti, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, will attend Parliament to present her science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.
11 February 2015
Manchester scientists have found that gentle heating of targeted nano-sized drug parcels results in a more effective delivery to tumour cells – resulting in an improvement in survival rates.
05 February 2015
Manchester scientists have developed a method to create blood cells that perfectly match individual patients, offering a new treatment approach for blood cancers and other diseases.
03 February 2015
A new clinical trial for ovarian cancer has given a retired supply teacher from North Wales fresh hope in her battle against ovarian cancer.
28 January 2015
A way to eradicate cancer stem cells, using the side-effects of commonly used antibiotics, has been discovered by a University of Manchester researcher following a conversation with his young daughter.
27 January 2015
Manchester computer scientists have proposed a new approach to linking together the wealth of data generated by cancer research – the aim is to provide a more complete picture that will aid the implementation of precision medicine.
12 January 2015
Manchester is set to play a key role in the development of proton beam therapy in the UK with the arrival of Professor Karen Kirkby as Chair in Proton Therapy Physics.
09 January 2015
Manchester scientists have recently explored the role of a protein in regulating tumour development and found that it suppresses liver cancer growth in the lab.
07 January 2015
Researchers in Manchester have investigated a patient-centred approach to assessing the side effects of radiotherapy and have shown that it may be able to improve the detection and management of treatment-related toxicity.


24 December 2014
Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells – meaning they can break loose and spread.
22 December 2014
NHS England has today announced eleven centres across the country that will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project, one of which will be in Manchester.
19 December 2014
Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) has appointed Professor Peter Trainer, a leading endocrinologist at The Christie, as Clinical Director.
18 December 2014
Manchester scientists have helped to improve our understanding of how leukaemia cells become resistant to multiple anti-cancer drugs.
16 December 2014
Manchester scientists now have access to new research equipment that lets them interrogate tumour tissue samples more thoroughly than ever before.
11 December 2014
A brand new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, a major new study reports.
10 December 2014
Manchester scientists have explored the role of three molecules in controlling the process of cell division in a bid to gain new insight into the transmission of vital signals from a cell’s exterior to its interior.
09 December 2014
Doctors in Manchester have partnered with researchers in London to carry out a study of a potential new anti-cancer drug.
04 December 2014
An international study involving Manchester researchers has found that for previously untreated lung cancer patients with a particular genetic change, a new targeted therapy is better than standard chemotherapy.
03 December 2014
Manchester researchers have explored a risk stratification model based on lymph node characteristics and have shown a high level of confidence in confirming a true lack of lung cancer in the lymph nodes of patients with a negative lymph node sample.
02 December 2014
Doctors and scientists from The University of Manchester have identified changes in a gene, which can increase the risk of developing brain tumours in children with a rare inherited condition called Gorlin syndrome.
01 December 2014
Research led by a University of Manchester academic on the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population shows that the current process of identifying people which relies on assessing someone’s family history, misses half the people who have the mutation and are at risk of developing cancer.
26 November 2014
Scientists in Manchester are benefitting from a major makeover of tissue-based research facilities that they can use for ground-breaking research.
25 November 2014
Scientists in Manchester have discovered a potential weakness in cancer’s ability to return or become resistant to treatment, by targeting the ‘fuel’ part of stem cells which allows tumours to grow.
21 November 2014
The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF) have announced a collaboration with the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Drug Discovery Unit to develop a promising class of drugs called RET inhibitors to treat cancer.
20 November 2014
Manchester researchers have identified a potential test to predict which patients with neck cancer may not benefit from conventional treatment and may require a different therapeutic approach.
19 November 2014
Scientists in Manchester have helped to identify a ‘signature’ of characteristic genetic changes in breast cells that could indicate the first steps towards cancer.
19 November 2014
A new insight into immune cells by scientists at The University of Manchester could lead to more effective drug treatments.
17 November 2014
Scientists in Manchester, working with colleagues in Sweden, have identified how a new anti-cancer drug targets tumour cells over healthy cells.
14 November 2014
Manchester scientists have found more than 400 ‘blind spots’ in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults.
11 November 2014
Researchers in Manchester are leading the way in recruiting cancer patients to clinical trials in radiotherapy.
10 November 2014
Manchester scientists are investigating a method to better identify patients who may have Lynch syndrome – a condition that greatly increases the risk of developing bowel cancer.
07 November 2014
Scientists in Manchester have developed a new method to quickly and more accurately investigate vital cell communication – a process that often goes wrong in cancer.
06 November 2014
Manchester scientists have shown that a new drug inhibits the growth of tumours in the lab and that its effectiveness is improved by combining it with radiotherapy – suggesting a new approach that could be used in the clinic.
05 November 2014
Work by University of Manchester scientists has explored what allows some cases of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer, to resist treatment and come back, as well as identifying a potential new target to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy.
30 October 2014
Scientists in Manchester have further explored the properties of cells that could have an application in anti-cancer therapies.
27 October 2014
A study involving doctors from Manchester, working alongside researchers from UCL and other UK hospitals, has found no benefit for a combined treatment approach in lung cancer patients with secondary brain tumours.
27 October 2014
A Manchester-based scientist has teamed up with a Pennsylvanian fashion designer to create a dress showing how prostate cancer spreads in the body.
23 October 2014
The University of Manchester has been awarded £24 million for three large projects, two of which will drive forward the development of clinical sample testing and improve our understanding of basic cancer cell biology.
17 October 2014
A study in Manchester has explored a method to intensify the radiation dose for patients with head and neck cancer and shown that their new approach is safe and well-tolerated – offering the potential to better treat this disease.
16 October 2014
A Manchester-led study looking at controlling relapse in children with leukaemia has recently reported its findings – giving doctors more information on the best treatment approach for the disease.
09 October 2014
Researchers in Manchester have investigated which patients with lung cancer could most benefit from undergoing an alternative method for tissue biopsy – potentially reducing the risk of a collapsed lung for some patients.
06 October 2014
Research by scientists in Manchester has found that breast tissue cells can reawaken and continue to grow following treatment – findings that have implications for the design of breast cancer therapies.
01 October 2014
Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment.
30 September 2014
A study by Manchester researchers has shown that a boost dose of radiotherapy delivered to patients with higher risk prostate cancer is well tolerated.
29 September 2014
Referrals for genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk more than doubled across the UK, after actress Angelina Jolie announced in May 2013 that she tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a double mastectomy.
26 September 2014
Manchester scientists have discovered more about the role of a particular gene in the formation of blood cells – work that could help improve understanding of cancer development.
25 September 2014
Immune cells may be responsible for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery.
16 September 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester have found that offering radiotherapy to patients with small cell lung cancer in addition to chemotherapy improves their chances of survival two years after treatment.
15 September 2014
Researchers in Manchester have been exploring why some patients with melanoma respond better than others to chemotherapy and looking at whether it is possible to predict which patients are most likely to benefit from treatment.
12 September 2014
Dr Nigel Brooks, former Senior Director at AstraZeneca, has joined the Manchester Cancer Research Centre as Director of Research Operations and Business.
05 September 2014
A new blood test allowing doctors to predict which ovarian cancer patients will respond to particular types of treatment is a step closer following a new study by Manchester scientists.
29 August 2014
Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local control and survival.
29 August 2014
The European Association of Cancer Research has appointed University of Manchester Professor Richard Marais as its new President sitting from 2014 to 2016.
26 August 2014
Scientists have shown how to better identify and measure vital molecules that control cell behaviour – paving the way for improved tools for diagnosis, prediction and monitoring of cancer.
20 August 2014
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists in Manchester have discovered that acral melanomas – the rare type of skin cancer that caused reggae musician Bob Marley’s death – are genetically distinct from other more common types of skin cancer, according to a study published in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research.
11 August 2014
Manchester scientists are working out how to make the most of yeast cells in experiments looking at fundamental biological processes – potentially giving a greater insight into what goes wrong in cancer.
05 August 2014
A recent study in Manchester has found that a procedure to take tissue samples from lung cancer patients can be used safely in the elderly – allowing doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis and to choose appropriate treatment.
30 July 2014
Scientists in Manchester have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
24 July 2014
Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study.
22 July 2014
Cancer patients in the North West are set to benefit from a revolutionary new treatment that will aim to shorten treatment times, reduce side-effects and improve their chances of beating the disease.
17 July 2014
Scientists from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre – have developed a potential new tool to screen blood cancers to help with diagnosis and treatment planning.
15 July 2014
Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study, involving researchers at The University of Manchester, published recently in the journal Nature Genetics.
14 July 2014
Manchester scientists are investigating how yeast cells respond to environmental stress in order to gain insight into processes that could help our understanding of cancer development.
11 July 2014
Manchester scientists have shown that a new drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer - the most aggressive form of lung cancer.
07 July 2014
A significant number of young cancer patients suffer memory related side effects from chemotherapy according to a study by The University of Manchester to be announced at Teenage Cancer Trust’s International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer, Royal Society of Medicine.
01 July 2014
Cancer Research UK is bringing together leading researchers from London and Manchester in a groundbreaking new Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence.
25 June 2014
Scientists at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, The University of Manchester and King’s College London have discovered a new way that melanoma skin cancer cells can invade healthy tissue and spread round the body.
19 June 2014
Researchers from The University of Manchester have begun a study to look at the online information available to lung cancer patients in an era of diagnosis by google.
18 June 2014
A new study by Manchester scientists has shown for the first time that a particular protein has contrasting effects in normal and cancerous breast stem cells – meaning it could prove useful in the development of more targeted treatments for breast cancer.
12 June 2014
The father of a graduate who died from ovarian cancer has teamed up with The University of Manchester medic who treated her for a 200 mile sponsored cycle ride visiting seven hospitals in the North West.
11 June 2014
Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
03 June 2014
A study by scientists in Manchester has shown how melanoma drugs can cause the cancer to progress once a patient has stopped responding to treatment.
02 June 2014
Scientists have shown how a lung cancer patient’s blood sample could be used to monitor and predict their response to treatment – paving the way for personalised medicine for the disease.
30 May 2014
Doctors should be more aware of the potential for invasive disease in patients presenting with symptoms of an early form of breast cancer, compared with those whose disease is detected through screening.
29 May 2014
Researchers from Manchester are leading a new national study to test a method to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy in head-and-neck cancer, especially for older patients.
22 May 2014
Rapid resistance to vemurafenib – a treatment for a type of advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer – could be prevented by blocking a druggable family of proteins.
15 May 2014
Research by Manchester scientists has discovered a molecule that plays a key role in leukaemia.
14 May 2014
Women and girls living in the most deprived areas of North West England are less likely to take part in cervical cancer screening and prevention programmes, according to a recent Manchester study.
13 May 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - have demonstrated the potential of a drug to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy in stopping tumour growth.
25 April 2014
Scientists studying cancerous tumour tissues in a laboratory believe they have identified a potential new strategy to treat ovarian cancer – which affects around 7,000 women in the UK each year.
24 April 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester have identified a way to sensitise cancer cells to chemotherapy - making them more open to treatment.
23 April 2014
Manchester scientists have improved a way of analysing how cancer spreads and how effective drugs are at killing the cells.
16 April 2014
Scientists have uncovered a link between cholesterol and prostate cancer’s ability to spread to the bones in a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
09 April 2014
Scientists in Manchester have shown that a simple test could improve the diagnosis of parathyroid cancer.
08 April 2014
One of the world's most cited scientists - knighted by the Queen for services to the subject - has taken the helm as Director at The University of Manchester's Institute for Cancer Sciences.
31 March 2014
A woman from Manchester has warned other women of the need to be aware of ovarian cancer, especially if they have a family history of the disease, as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
24 March 2014
Manchester cancer scientists have revealed the potential of a less invasive technique to monitor how metastatic melanoma responds to treatment, in real-time.
21 March 2014
A study of over 50,000 women participating in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme has found that, while three-yearly screening intervals are appropriate for the majority of women, approximately one third of women are at higher risk of developing cancer and might benefit from more frequent mammograms.
20 March 2014
In the North West, lung cancer rates in women have risen by nearly a quarter (23 per cent) over the last twenty years according to new Cancer Research UK figures* released today.
18 March 2014
A new way of targeting cancer cells is now being tested in the clinic thanks to recent work by Manchester scientists.
12 March 2014
Two new group leaders are set to join the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
10 March 2014
Researchers in Manchester have investigated the stickiness of leukaemia cells, and whether this is linked to drug resistance.
07 March 2014
Age is a major risk factor for breast cancer in women, with 80 per cent of breast cancer cases diagnosed in women over 50 and a third of all breast cancers diagnosed in women over 70.
07 March 2014
The UK needs to invest in testing for those men most at risk of prostate cancer rather than follow a cast-the-net-wide approach targeting the whole population, a leading scientist from The University of Manchester has argued at an international conference this week.
28 February 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) - have discovered a new protein that is involved in cancer and inflammation in lung tissue.
27 February 2014
On-site workers constructing the new Manchester Cancer Research Centre building have been taking part in a health programme run by Clare Dickinson, the Cancer Research UK Lead Nurse for Manchester based at The Christie.
25 February 2014
A study led by University of Manchester scientists has shown promising results for a new treatment approach in follicular lymphoma.
17 February 2014
Scientists in Manchester are a step closer to understanding how lung cancer cells are able to spread into surrounding tissue and now believe that specialised channels that let sodium ions move into the cell play a crucial role.
14 February 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester working with IBM Research have identified a key biological mechanism that for the first time explains why women with dense breast tissue are at greater risk of developing breast cancer.
13 February 2014
Herpes virus proteins are more ‘spaghetti-like’ than previously thought, which provides a vital clue in the search for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma.
13 February 2014
The Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK have announced the launch of the UK’s first ever Centres of Excellence programme in prostate cancer research.
12 February 2014
New research looking at the biological process involved in breast cancer development has strengthened the argument for a potential link between alcohol consumption and the disease.
05 February 2014
Every day 18 people die from cancer in Greater Manchester – around 6,500 a year – making the death toll around 10 per cent higher than the UK average*, according to the latest Cancer Research UK figures out today (Wednesday).
29 January 2014
Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) - working with The University of Manchester - has launched a new clinical trial to treat lymphoma patients using the body’s own immune system to attack cancerous B-cells growing out of control.
24 January 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - used a simple protein test that could prove more useful in predicting survival chances for patients with head-and-neck cancer compared to existing methods.
23 January 2014
Scientists in Manchester have gained new insight into a possible treatment target for leukaemia by looking at what makes blood stem cells stop replicating.
10 January 2014
Patients with lung cancer who also have a specific gene rearrangement do better on a new targeted therapy compared with standard chemotherapy, according a study by academics from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
07 January 2014
Scientists at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - have been awarded a £1.8 million grant by the blood cancer charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, to improve treatments for leukaemia patients.


20 December 2013
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - believe they have discovered a new way to make chemotherapy treatment more effective for pancreatic cancer patients.
19 December 2013
Researchers from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - have been chosen to lead new research network linking industry and academia set up to help develop new drugs, including anticancer drugs.
18 December 2013
Manchester scientists aim to identify key characteristics that help blood cancer cells survive after chemotherapy using a new piece of research equipment that can amplify DNA from a single cancer cell.
18 December 2013
Scientists in Manchester are getting new insight into the genetics of cancer of the eye by working out the entire genetic code of the disease.
17 December 2013
A study by Manchester scientists backs preventative surgery to improve survival for women who are at greater risk of getting ovarian cancer and suggests it appears helpful for women at risk of getting breast cancer because of genetic faults.
09 December 2013
The recent realisation that many human diseases including cancer, obesity and diabetes share a common cause in metabolic imbalance has propelled the establishment of a new Manchester Centre for Cellular Metabolism (MCCM) based at The University of Manchester.
29 November 2013
Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, and the University of Manchester today announced a research agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to generate new cancer drugs in the field of epigenetics.
29 November 2013
Manchester’s aim to become a leading international centre for turning innovative research into improved health for people locally and globally has received a major boost.
21 November 2013
Manchester scientists will benefit from a Cancer Research UK investment of over £100 million across cutting-edge research centres to help get new treatments and diagnostics to cancer patients sooner.
13 November 2013
Manchester scientists have developed a new imaging method that could help doctors choose the best treatment for individual patients by measuring how much oxygen is in their tumour.
12 November 2013
A topping out ceremony was held this week to mark construction of the highest point of the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) building.
11 November 2013
A GANG of brave cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to the disease will leave a lasting impression on the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
08 November 2013
The genetic make-up of a patient’s tumour could be used to personalise their treatment, and help to decide whether they would benefit from receiving additional drugs as part of their radiotherapy programme, according to a recent study involving scientists from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
01 November 2013
Death rates from prostate cancer in Greater Manchester have fallen by 18 per cent since the mid 1990s according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK.
31 October 2013
Less than 7% of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths - a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals.
28 October 2013
Two local primary schools have taken part in a collaborative art-science project to mark the establishment of the new Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) research building as a milestone in cancer research in the city.
24 October 2013
Cancer imaging is set to get a major boost from a £35 million nationwide initiative to develop cutting edge imaging technologies for basic and clinical cancer research – with Manchester playing a major role.
22 October 2013
Women fighting cancer share their hopes for More Tomorrows through unique artwork on their heads.
15 October 2013
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) is hosting two public events in October - a screening of “The Enemy Within”, a film about the history of cancer research in Manchester, and a behind the scenes lab tour - both of which are part of Manchester Science Festival (24 October - 3 November 2013).
02 October 2013
Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) scientists have taken delivery of three new sophisticated research tools thanks to funding from the HEFCE UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).
01 October 2013
A leading North West businessman and award winning entrepreneur has been appointed as the very first Executive Patron of the groundbreaking “More Tomorrows” campaign.
01 October 2013
Scientists in Manchester will be able to explore cells and proteins involved in cancer by looking at them closer than ever before thanks to a new state-of-the-art super resolution imaging machine, funded primarily by the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC).
13 September 2013
Scientists from The University of Manchester are leading a new European study to come up with methods to reduce the unwanted side-effects of radiotherapy and improve cancer treatment.
04 September 2013
Researchers from The University of Manchester have teamed up with experts in Leicester to study how much skin damage occurs at different light intensities and on different tones of skins.
01 September 2013
Cancer research in Manchester is going green thanks to the North West’s latest research building, which has been carefully designed to incorporate a range of environmentally-friendly features.
14 August 2013
The University of Manchester has invested in building a world-leading research group to tackle a problem that is largely unrecognised yet affects millions of people each year.
06 August 2013
Staff from The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s dermatology research team will be ensuring Salford City Reds fans don’t let their skin match the club’s name at their game on Friday 9 August.
26 July 2013
Leading researchers from The University of Manchester and Israel's Institute of Technology are to work together in the hunt for cures to cancer and genetic illnesses.
24 July 2013
A brave cancer survivor retraced her footsteps in helping to build a new £28.5m research centre when she officially opened the Cancer Research UK garden at RHS Tatton.
22 July 2013
MORE than eight out of 10 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will now survive the disease, compared to only around five in 10 in the early 70s, according to a new report* released today (Monday) by Cancer Research UK.
18 July 2013
Manchester is set to play a key role in a world-first Cancer Research UK study that will unlock lung cancer’s secrets.
08 July 2013
Cancer Research UK scientists are the first to use an efficient new screening strategy to identify gene faults in tumour cells that are possible drug targets for the most common form of lung cancer, according to new research published in PNAS, today (Monday).
08 July 2013
A global recruitment drive to bring 20 of the world’s best cancer experts and their teams to Manchester is now underway.
27 June 2013
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) has received more than £4,700 – thanks to The University of Manchester’s Staff Survey 2013. The donations made to The Christie for £2,037 and Cancer Research UK for £2,666 have boosted the ‘More Tomorrows’ campaign, which was set up by MCRC partners to raise funds for the new research building.
17 June 2013
Findings, published in journal Familial Cancer, show women under the age of 40 at higher risk of breast cancer who went for mammographic screening had their breast cancer detected at an earlier, more easily treatable stage, potentially improving their chance of survival.
14 June 2013
Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, the University of Manchester and AstraZeneca announce two agreements to seek new cancer drugs.
12 June 2013
Rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer are unusually high in young women in the North West of England, with sunbeds and cheap holidays to blame, according to research published today in the British Journal of Dermatology.
07 June 2013
Scientists may have found a molecular 'bullseye' for a rare form of melanoma, opening up opportunities for new targeted treatment, according to new research* being published in the Journal of Pathology today (Friday).
17 May 2013
As International Clinical Trials day (May 20th) is celebrated around the world, Manchester scientists are driving two groundbreaking early-phase trials that buck tradition by bringing together Asian and Western research sites.
07 May 2013
The University of Manchester has today announced the appointment of a world-leading academic, who is playing a pivotal role in nanomedicine - a growing field with potential to benefit patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease and cancer.
10 April 2013
Certain types of papilloma virus might actually prevent cervical cancer, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Manchester.
27 March 2013
Scientists, including experts at The University of Manchester, have found a near doubling of the number of markers associated with breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer.
25 March 2013
The number of teenagers and young adults* dying from cancer in Britain has fallen from around 580 per year in the mid-70s (1975-77) to around 300 today (2008-2010), according to a new Cancer Research UK report released today (Monday)**.