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Cancer stories

Our latest features explore how Manchester’s expertise is combating cancer in more powerful ways than ever.

Our researchers and clinicians dedicate their careers to the prevention and treatment of cancer, and the care of patients. Their individual and collective quests for breakthroughs that will benefit society are the inspiration behind this collection of articles.

Drawn from our ‘Cancer Futures’ magazine, these features reflect Manchester’s breadth and depth of expertise from the laboratory to the bedside. They will give you a snapshot of our incredible cancer research activity and the people behind it.

You can also download the first edition of the Cancer Futures magazine (PDF, 15.2MB):

Professor Rob Bristow

Team Science

Professor Rob Bristow explains why getting cancer team research aligned will lead to better patient outcomes globally.


Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in North West England.

Cancer futures

Professor Bristow explains what drew him to Manchester from his previous position in Toronto, Canada.

Professor Vaskar Saha in lab

Making a difference: Changing lives and meeting need

Professor Vaskar Saha’s research is helping to significantly reduce mortality rates in children being treated for cancer in India.


Professor Catharine West

Personalisation: Genetic signatures for radiotherapy

Professor Catharine West tells us how her decision to come to Manchester has enabled her to pioneer developments in personalised radiotherapy.

Professor Ananya Choudhury

Pioneering treatment

Professor Ananya Choudhury tells us how one of the world’s most innovative radiotherapy treatment machines will transform patient outcomes in 2019.

Go beyond the stories and find out more about Manchester’s cancer research.

Cancer research in Manchester takes place within a unique landscape where three world-leading organisations work hand in hand.

The potent expertise of Cancer Research UK, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, and The University of Manchester comes together within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC).

Discover more about cancer research at Manchester:

Training future scientists and doctors