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A Vision To Create a Cancer Free Future

Fostering a Team Science and Collaborative Environment

Driving World-Leading and Practice-Influencing Cancer Research

From the Laboratory Bench to Life-Saving Treatments

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre is a unique partnership that brings together world-leading researchers to help create a future free from the burden of cancer.

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The new Paterson building from Wilmslow Road, Manchester

Newly completed Paterson building

Our experts are now moving into this £150m cancer research centre in Withington, which will be home to the largest concentration of scientists, doctors & nurses in Europe.

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Launching our new Podcast - "One in Two: A Manchester Cancer Research Podcast"

Hear direct from our researchers as we launch our new podcast “One in Two: A Manchester Cancer Research Podcast” Our first season of seven episodes focuses on Innovations in Early Detection.

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Manchester ECMC receives major funding to help find new cancer treatments

The major funding investment of more than £3m aims to provide future hope for people diagnosed with the disease.

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On Cancer

Created in partnership with Policy@Manchester and The University of Manchester, read our latest publication demonstrating exemplar Team Science research taking place in Manchester. On Cancer spotlights the evidence on which to base future policy implementations, from pioneering early detection, and equal access of screening and treatments, to our use of cutting-edge technologies.

Leaders In Excellence


The Manchester Cancer Research Centre brings together world-leading researchers with diverse interests across a range of specialisms. Our Team Science approach is focused on enabling multidisciplinary groups to collaborate towards a shared goal – building upon excellence in basic and translational research to improve patient outcomes.


Our training and development schemes offers you the opportunity to grow your skills in a range of disciplines. Discover more about the postgraduate taught Master’s opportunities and postgraduate research including PhD and fellowship opportunities.


At the MCRC, collaboration is built into our ethos, it lies at the heart of our values and is core to our research success.


The MCRC is a unique partnership between The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

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