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This domain spans all cancer-related activities in the University, from research dedicated to understanding the origins and beginnings of the disease, to the provision of all aspects of treatment and care for the patients, and the follow up and long-term care of those who survive.

We are committed to making a major contribution to the development of new approaches to understanding the causes, the biology, the prevention, and the early detection and treatment of cancer.

The main objective of the domain is to ensure the most effective interaction between scientists and research groups working on cancer-related problems. This will maximise synergisms and achieve high-quality scientific output.

In seamless interaction with the cancer domain of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) we will also facilitate the efficient translation of scientific results into medical practice for the benefit of patients and the population in general.

Additionally, the Faculty's research on biological timing is also a key area of activity.

Associated research centres


You can also browse related research within the Division of Cancer Sciences via the University's research explorer.

Domain director

The director for the cancer domain is Salvador Moncada.

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MAHSC domain

Find out how Manchester is advancing cancer research on the MAHSC website.

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University research beacon

Cancer is a disease that affects so many, in different, often devastating, ways. At The University of Manchester we want to loosen cancer’s grip and improve the lives of those it affects.

One of The University of Manchester’s research beacons, our work in this area is an example of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.

Cancer research

Cancer beacon

Discover more about what makes our work on cancer a University priority.