Our Partners

The CRUK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at Cambridge and Manchester incorporates researchers from across a number of different organisations, including Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Cancer Centre, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Manchester and the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

One of the largest trusts in the country, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivers care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals. The trust is a leading national centre for specialist treatment, a government-designated comprehensive biomedical research centre and one of only five academic health science centres in the UK.

Cambridge Cancer Centre

The Cambridge Cancer Centre is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It fosters collaboration between researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries based in the Cambridge area. The Centre combines world-class science and technology with excellent patient care to pioneer new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI), housed in the Li Ka Shing Centre, focuses on tackling questions relating to cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention, supported by world-class core scientific facilities. The Institute focuses specifically on the practical application of high-quality basic research, forming a bridge between the world-class science of the University of Cambridge and its environment, Addenbrooke's Hospital, and other institutes and departments on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is a research institute within The University of Manchester, and is one of five research institutes core funded by Cancer Research UK. Research at the Institute 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 Christie NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie specialises in cancer treatment, research and education, and is the largest cancer centre in Europe. As well as treating 40,000 patients a year from across the UK, its experts have been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for more than 100 years. The Christie serves a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, with 26% of patients referred from across the UK. Based in Manchester with radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford, The Christie is known for many world firsts, which have impacted cancer treatment on a global scale and it became the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre was formed in 2006 by The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It has since been established as the cancer research arm of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, which is a strategic partnership between the University and six NHS Trusts across Greater Manchester. The MCRC coordinates basic, translational and clinical cancer research across its partner organisations.  The Centre is also home to the MCRC Biobank, which has been set up to collect human samples from cancer patients across Greater Manchester, and the Manchester Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre. 

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital nationally, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was home to the first successful heart transplant in the UK. The hospital treats over 23,800 patients and sees 73,000 outpatients each year from across the country. Papworth Hospital’s services are internationally recognised and include cardiology, respiratory medicine, sleep medicine, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and heart & lung transplantation.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust provides services relating to brain, CNS and skin cancer for the whole of Greater Manchester, and offers highly specialised Stereotactic Radiosurgery.  

The University of Manchester

A member of the Russell Group, The University of Manchester is one of the largest universities in the UK. According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the University is officially ranked best in the UK for cancer research. There are two hubs for cancer research within the University: the Faculty of Life Sciences – home to the Molecular Cancer Group – and the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which encompasses the Institute of Cancer Sciences and the Manchester Pharmacy School as well as groups with expertise in cancer imaging and stem cell research.

The University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, with over 100 academic departments organised into six Schools. It is a member of Cambridge University Health Partners, an academic health science centre.