The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) was formed in 2006 by The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and has since been established as the cancer research arm of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC). Professor Nic Jones was appointed as the inaugural Director. 

The Centre is a unique collaboration that brings together the expertise, vision and resources of our partner organisations, all of which have formidable individual reputations in the field of cancer research.

Uniting researchers working across Greater Manchester, our partnership creates the integrated approach essential to progress. Building on Manchester’s strong cancer research heritage, the MCRC provides outstanding facilities where scientists, doctors and nurses can work closely together.