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 proton beam therapy for cancer is expected to be treated later this month in Manchester.
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.