Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

Translational science

Translating cancer research for patient benefit.

Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre translational science

Translational science benefits from close partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the NHS Lothian patient population. The Centre translates cutting edge science arising from scientific and technological expertise into the clinic via the Edinburgh Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) and its Host and Tumour Profiling Unit (HTPU), which collects and analyses tissue samples for our cancer research. This integration will bring evidence-led new therapies to patients.


Edinburgh Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)

Delivering early phase clinical trials and translational research.

Host and Tumour Profiling Unit (HTPU)

Supporting tissue based clinical and translational research.

Molecular Pathology Node

Developing molecular diagnostic tools.

Scottish Genomes Partnership

Enabling precision medicine.

Edinburgh Drug Discovery (EDD)

From target identification through to clinical evaluation.

Edinburgh Cancer Discovery Unit (ECDU)

Driving innovation in oncology drug discovery and development.

Zebrafish UK Screening Facility

Speeding cancer drug discovery.