Leicester Cancer Research Centre

Welcome to Leicester Cancer Research Centre 


Leicester Cancer Research Centre is part of the College of Life Sciences and comprises of 16 academic and clinical-academic staff who are located in the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building and the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and in the Hodgkin and Henry Wellcome Buildings on the main University campus.

slide2.jpgThe Centre is recognised internationally for its competitive research in Cancer, notably chemoprevention, early detection and personalised medicines. We have a broad portfolio of studies in thoracic oncology and lymphoid malignancies with more focused interests in colorectal, pancreatic and breast cancers as well as melanoma.

The Centre is leading the recent renewal of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC).

The Centre also hosts the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.

Postgraduate students have the opportunity to study in a supportive and nurturing environment for the degree of MSc in Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer, in addition to supervision for the degrees of MPhil, MD and PhD. Interested in doing a PhD with us.. please click this link

Undergraduate study is encompassed within the general Medical MB ChB degree, where students learn all aspects of clinical medicine with rotation through different specialities, whilst developing skills in patient care.

The centre is part of the University's Open Access publishing initiative.

The centre holds an Athena Swan silver award award. See here for more details

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All the staff and students in the LCRC extend their congratulations to Bethan Rogoyski and Sam Khan for being awarded travel bursaries from UKEMS and Health Education England respectively so they could attend the Cancer Prevention Conference in Germany.

Bethan presented her poster entitled “From Asbestos to Zinc – Can We Prevent Mesothlioma Using Repurposed Drugs?”

Sam presented her work on TBS2017-122-SK - "Targeting Nanog in colorectal tissue explant models for the evaluation of cancer prevention agents"


Congratulations from the LCRC to the following postgraduate students

Dr Panayoti Bachkangi  12th March (PhD)

Dr Sami Mamand  8th Mar (PhD)

Dr Amal Bengreed 2nd Feb (PhD)

Dr Tim Rattay  23rd Jan (PhD)

Dr Callum Rakhitt   19th Jan (PhD)

Dr John Isherwood  18th Jan (MD)

Dr Hanaa Al-Mahmoodi  12th Jan (PhD)


Tumour analysis following surgery could provide breakthrough in predicting how well cancer patients respond to drug treatment

Details here


New: Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund



Centre Health and Wellbeing Group
Join up for a walk on the park Friday lunchtime - details here.

More information from Jenny McNair jm65@le.ac.uk

MPhil MD PhD with us

Please click this link

Contact Details

Leicester Cancer Research Centre
Clinical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170
E: cancerstudies@le.ac.uk

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building.