Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years, now 2 in 4 people survive cancer. CRUK aims to get 3 out of 4 people surviving cancer by 2034

80p in every £1 donated goes to fund life-saving research

Click here to go to CRUK website

CRUK in Newcastle

The Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre is one of a network of 13 national centres carrying out the highest quality cancer research in the UK. Our Centre is a partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK. By sharing their expertise, researchers and doctors are delivering world-leading research and improving the care of patients across Newcastle and beyond.

The dedicated team at our Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre are experts in a wide range of disciplines including clinical trials, drug discovery and radiotherapy. Our researchers are focussing on brain, blood, children’s, liver, men’s and women’s cancers. 

The Northern Institute for Cancer Research is at the heart of the Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre. It has a strong track record in developing and testing new treatments, helping to bring benefits to patients sooner.

Work in Newcastle led to the development of drugs called PARP inhibitors – drugs designed to target the genetic ‘Achilles’ heel’ in cancers caused by faults in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. This research led to the development of the drug, rucaparib, which is now an approved standard treatment for some women with ovarian cancer caused by faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes

With support from local charity partners we support clinical trials at The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre. These trials are improving outcomes for people with cancer by testing new treatments, improving current ones and delivering better, kinder ways to combat the disease.

For more information on Cancer Research UK in Newcastle visit https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/our-research-in-newcastle

Or follow @CRUKNewcastle on Twitter

CRUK in Oxford

Established in 2010, the CRUK Oxford Centre is a network and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK, based on the University’s Translational Biomedical Research Campus. It harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation from scientific discovery to treatments for patients.

The Centre currently comprises over 500 members from 25 different Departments, Units, Institutes of the University. The Oxford Centre is an inclusive network of organisations in Oxford for whom cancer research is a priority focus. We support and connect people working across a range of disciplines and aim to facilitate research collaboration on a local, national and international scale to speed up translation from scientific discovery to treatments in patients.

For more information on Cancer Research UK in Oxford visit http://www.cancercentre.ox.ac.uk

CRUK in Southampton

The Cancer Research UK Southampton Centre is one of a network of 13 national centres carrying out the highest quality cancer research in the UK.  The Centre is a partnership between the University of Southampton, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK.  Collaboration is key to the Centre’s work. By sharing their expertise, scientists, doctors and nurses are improving the care of patients across Southampton and beyond. Cancer Research UK invested over £6.5 million last year in Southampton on some of the UK’s highest quality scientific and clinical research.

It’s worth watching this 3 minute video from Dr Edd James, Associate Professor of Cancer Immunology, to hear about 3 key areas of focus

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Ground breaking research in Southampton

The dedicated team at our Cancer Research UK Southampton Centre are experts in a wide range of disciplines including immunotherapy, which involves using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer, and clinical trials. Scientists in Southampton are focussing on blood, bowel, breast, head and neck, lung and oesophageal (food pipe) cancers.

Immunotherapy

In Southampton, we support the work of world-leading experts in immunotherapy. Our research laid the groundwork for the life-saving blood cancer drug Rituximab, the first therapeutic monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment of cancer. Our Southampton scientists continue to lead the field with new advances in antibody treatments and cancer vaccines.

Bench to Bedside

Making discoveries in the lab is no good if they cannot be translated into new treatments. Cancer Research UK funds the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit, an expert team of mathematicians, trial co-ordinators and data specialists who work closely with researchers to design, run and analyse clinical trials and test new treatments for the first time.

For more information on the work at the CRUK Southampton Centre visit https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/our-research-in-southampton

Watch the highlights of the first 6 months of 2019. So much activity!

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