Research excellence at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is enhanced by its collaborations; these bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians that advance our scientific programme.
The CRUK Manchester Institute is a partner in the CRUK Centre of Excellence for Lung Cancer and is a key part of the Belfast-Manchester Movember Centre of Excellence for Prostate Cancer. The Institute is also a partner of the CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at Cambridge and Manchester. Recently, we have also become a partner in the newly created NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Manchester, where our Professor Caroline Dive is Theme Lead for Cancer Precision Medicine.
In addition, being at the heart of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), the Institute has strong links with its founding partners that integrate cancer research across Manchester. CRUK MI has access to the MCRC Biobank, which collects and stores human samples from cancer patients across Greater Manchester and the Manchester Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, with which the Institute is affiliated. The considerable synergy between basic and clinical research teams at the Institute and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (the largest cancer centre in Europe) facilitates rapid translation of fundamental research findings into patient benefit.