The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is one of the most leading cancer research institutes within The University of Manchester, and it is core funded by Cancer Research UK, which is the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.
Research spans the whole spectrum of cancer research, from programmes investigating the molecular and cellular basis of cancer, to those focused on translational research and the development of novel therapeutic approaches. The Institute was previously known as The Paterson Institute for Cancer Research is based in the Paterson Building.
Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute has recently become 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 works in close collaboration with The Christie and is a partner in the Manchester Cancer Research Centre. Their aim is to gain a greater understanding of the fundamental basis of how cancer develops and apply that knowledge to develop new diagnostic tests, potential treatments and better ways to predict the outcomes. They have first class translational research facilities to support current activities and develop into new areas such as molecular pathology. One of the laboratories meets Good Clinical Laboratory Practice standards, and this improves the ability to assess clinical samples from early phase trial patients under the strict regulations which are now required.