Our expertise across all aspects of cancer research has been recognised through the creation of various Centres of Excellence, some of which are in partnership with other research organisations from around the UK. Such Centres epitomise the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of the MCRC.

Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre

CRUK Centre logoCreated in 2015, the Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre draws together researchers from four key themes - biomarkers, radiotherapy and imaging, experimental cancer medicine and molecular pathology – with the overall vision of implementing an integrated personalised medicine approach.

CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence

CRUK Lung Cancer Centre logoThe Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence at Manchester and UCL was launched in 2014 and unites internationally renowned researchers from two cities working within the field of lung cancer research. The Centre combines expertise in basic, translational and clinical research, which is focused around eight complementary and interacting themes: Basic Science, Immunology, Drug Discovery, Early Detection and Pre-Invasive Disease, Tumour Evolution and Heterogeneity, Biomarkers, Clinical Trials and Radiation Biology/Radiotherapy Trials. 

CRUK/EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre

Cancer Imaging Centre logoEstablished in 2013, the CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at Cambridge and Manchester combines a wealth of imaging expertise and experience to develop the tools necessary to improve the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer. Research is based on three themes: Early Detection, Assessment of Response to Therapy and Tumour Microenvironment. 

Manchester Breast Centre

Manchester Breast Centre logoThe Manchester Breast Centre acts as a central point for both clinicians and non-clinicians carrying out breast cancer research in Manchester. The Centre aims to promote collaborative working amongst breast cancer specialists, in order to drive progress in the treatment and prevention of all types of the disease.

Prostate Cancer UK Movember Centre of Excellence

This Movember Centre of Excellence is split across two cities – Belfast and Manchester – with a hospital-research lab partnership in each place. Two institutes are uniting against prostate cancer – bringing their existing expertise in prostate cancer research and treatment, as well as insights from other cancer types – to revolutionise the way that prostate cancer research is carried out in the UK, and most of the research at the Belfast-Manchester Centre of Excellence will focus on recurrent prostate cancer.