The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) was established in 2006 by three founding partners: The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Since its creation, the MCRC has widened its reach to drive forward cancer research in other NHS trusts within Greater Manchester and to link with other cancer-specific funding bodies.
The vision of the MCRC is to be a world-leading comprehensive centre for translational cancer research – transforming the clinical care of cancer patients by developing and implementing an integrated personalised medicine strategy.
Our strategy harnesses the power of basic and discovery research within the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the wider scientific community within The University of Manchester, including the chemical and physical sciences, as well as the research taking place within the clinic.
Building upon Manchester’s strong cancer research heritage, the MCRC provides outstanding facilities where scientists, doctors, nurses, and other health professional researchers can work closely together.
Our “Collaborative Town Halls” catalyse these interactions and allow novel Mancunian ideas of the highest ambition to be pump-primed within a “Team Science” approach to cancer research.