Liverpool Among New Breed of Super Cancer Centres

Both the City of Liverpool and the Merseyside and Cheshire Region have the highest cancer mortality of any region in the UK and one of the worst in Europe.

Improving cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, underpinned by world class research and access to the latest therapies is the responsibility of many different organisations.

This underlines the importance of this overarching strategy led by the Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre to bring these partners together in a common goal of reducing cancer mortality.

The Centre is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Liverpool, the Liverpool City Council, and the Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network.

Liverpool is host to many world-class researchers, who are working to understand cancer and find new ways to treat the disease. This includes research to improve and refine surgery and radiotherapy, which are used to treat the majority of cancer patients.

The University’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine research concentrates on pancreatic cancer (working closely with the NIHR Liverpool Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit), hepatobiliary cancer, head and neck cancers, and blood cancers (leukaemias and lymphomas) which are areas of particularly strong expertise at the Centre. Scientists are also focusing on childhood cancer and tumours affecting the eyes. The Liverpool Early Drug Development Unit plays a big role in the Liverpool Centre by leading research programmes in ‘personalised medicine’ – developing treatments based on the genetic makeup of an individual’s cancer; and scientists are developing and testing new drugs for treating the disease. Larger national and international phase III cancer trials are led by The Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit.



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The Centre's seminars are held every Friday at 1pm in the Cancer Research UK Centre Lecture Theatre. All welcome to attend.

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Forthcoming Guest Speakers

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Postgraduate Programme

The University of Liverpool offers one of the best Ph.D. programmes in the U.K., and has been ranked 4th in a study of completion rates for Ph.D. students at universities by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Liverpool CRUK Centre basic science studentship and Clinical Fellowship entry for 2013 is now closed.

Donation Station Update

Managers from local Cancer Research UK shops have been delighted to receive more than 727 bags worth
up to £25,445. Please keep your donations coming in so we can reach our new target of 1,000 bags. Collection points are in the Centre's foyer, Duncan Building, and DSO office.

Patient and Public Involvement

Many patients and public members work with researcher professionals and clinicians (e.g. doctors, nurses) and get actively involved in the different stages of research and associated activities. Active involvement in clinical research is very different from being a participant in a study. Find out more.

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