Leicester secures funding for new Cancer Research UK Centre

Posted by ap507 at Nov 21, 2013 03:10 PM |
University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals partnership wins backing for new centre of excellence
Leicester secures funding for new Cancer Research UK Centre

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Leicester is to house a prestigious Cancer Research UK Centre as part of a national £100 million investment by Cancer Research UK to help train a new generation of cancer researchers and get new treatments and diagnostics to cancer patients sooner.

The investment marks the latest phase in the development of the Cancer Research UK Centres network of excellence – a unique chain of research hubs that have been established across the country. 

The Leicester centre is a partnership between the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals working with the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University and the locally-based charity Hope Against Cancer. The Centre is based across the University and the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Cancer Research UK is providing funding over three years from April 2014 and will provide staff positions to support the Centre’s infrastructure and a PhD studentship account for training the next generation of cancer researchers.