Research Themes

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The MCRC supports research activities across a range of disease sites and cross-cutting research themes. Our strengths span the spectrum of basic, discovery translational and clinical research. Explore more about the research within various disease sites through the links below.

Academic Oncologic Pathology

To realise the potential of personalised healthcare for all, we need to be able to routinely analyse samples from patients and analyse the molecular features of tumours, circulating tumour biomarkers…

Cancer and COVID-19

Manchester researchers have remained at the forefront of research during the COVID-19…

Cancer Genomics

Cancer genomics is the study of mutations. It encompasses a broad scientific…

Cancer Biomarkers and Liquid Biopsies

Biomarkers are an essential diagnostic aid in cancer sciences. They help researchers and doctors understand what tumour a person might have, or indicate the presence of risk factors that can…

Clinical Studies

Developing, evaluating and deploying new treatments is essential in the fight against cancer.

Experimental and Precision Cancer Medicine

Precision medicine has become a primary area of interest within the oncology…

Immuno-Oncology

Investigating how we can engineer the immune system to target cancer cells,…

Prevention and Early Detection

Prevention and early detection is about combating cancer before the disease becomes too difficult to treat. Prevention is about understanding the causes of cancer, assessing cancer risk where possible and…

Radiotherapy Related Research

Radiotherapy involves the use of photon or charged particle beams to kill cancer cells, and is used in the treatment of more than half of all cancers and is a…