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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.

Research within the MCRC partnership includes activities across multiple disease site groups and has programmes linked to a range of themes covering basic, translational and clinical research. Explore more about our world-leading and clinical practice-influencing work.

Research in Manchester

Find out how Team Science is enabling the creation of impactful science, why engaging and involving patients and members of the public in our research activities is core to our success, the research heritage our scientists are building upon, and examples of research successes.

Disease Sites

Discover the research activities across specific Disease Sites.

Research Themes

Discover the cross-cutting research themes supported by the MCRC.

Manchester Cancer Research Nexus

Discover more about our interconnected network of Centres of Excellence, and Research Institutes

Cancer Research Facilities and Infrastructure

Discover the range of facilities and state-of-the-art equipment available to researchers in Manchester.

MCRC Biobank

The MCRC Biobank is a fully licensed biobank capable of collecting, processing and storing human tissue samples, it provides an essential service to scientists seeking to perform research containing tumour samples.