Scientists and clinicians working together to beat cancer.
The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre is a partnership between Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian.
The CRUK Edinburgh Centre is a part of the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, however, in addition to scientists based at the IGMM, our cancer research is carried out at other University of Edinburgh sites (our affiliates) or NHS Lothian locations.
The Centre aspires to be world class in key themes, bringing innovation and unique twists to basic cancer science, drug development and clinical translation.
The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre’s major themes are:
- The state of the host: lifestyle, risk and prevention
- Stem cells and the cancer niche
- Signal transduction and biological mechanisms
- Phenomics Drug Discovery, incorporating advanced imaging, pathway profiling and novel informatics solutions
- Stratification for therapy
Clinical/translational emphasis is largely in colorectal cancer, women’s cancers (breast, ovarian and endometrial), and more recently in brain cancer, but we have also initiated new research programmes in three new cancer types; sarcoma, renal cancer and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, a poorly researched cancer of unmet need.