About the MCRC

Oglesby Cancer Research Building at night

The MCRC is a unique partnership founded in 2006 by The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Since its creation, the MCRC partnership has since expanded to encompass cancer research activities across Manchester, driving a consistent, compatible and integrated cancer research strategy with the ultimate aim of creating a future free from the burden of cancer.

Our unique partnership creates the integrated approach essential to progress changes in patient diagnosis and care within the NHS through the Greater Manchester Cancer Plan which covers a population of over three million people. Explore more about the MCRC’s Vision, Mission and Values, as well as Manchester’s rich heritage in cancer research through the links below.


Our Vision

Discover how the MCRC is uniting science and driving clinical excellence to create a cancer free future.

Our Values

Our values are the guiding principles that define the way we work each day. They are at the core of our research activities and act as the bedrock of the MCRC upon which our vision and mission have been forged.

Our Imapct

Discover how we measure impact that influences the scientific and clinical delivery of cancer research.

Our Leadership and Strategic Team

Find out more about the leadership team and strategic operations team at the MCRC and how we work together with our partners to achieve our vision.

Paterson Redevelopment Project

We have a unique opportunity to create one of the top cancer research centres in the world, right in the heart of Manchester. This new facility will help to transform patient outcomes through integrated advances in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.

Our Partners

Find out more about the MCRC partners, The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK, The Christie, MFT and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trusts.