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 widened its reach to drive forward cancer research in other NHS trusts in Greater Manchester. 

The current Director is Professor Rob Bristow

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, nurses, and other academics and allied health professionals can work closely together.