Research at UCL Cancer Institute


Welcome to the UCL Cancer Institute 

The UCL Cancer Institute is the hub for cancer research at University College London, one of the World's leading universities. The Institute draws together over 300 talented scientists who are working together to translate research discoveries into developing better, more effective treatments and outcomes for cancer patients. If you are considering postgraduate study, applications to our flagship MSc Cancer programme are open, plus new Samuel Fund Scholarships available for 2016/17 entry. Three Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre funded Clinical Research Fellowships are also available - fellowship applications are open until 5.00pm, 12th February 2016. 


New biomarker to assess stem cells developed

A research team led by scientists from UCL have found a way to assess the viability of ‘manufactured’ stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Published today in Nature Communications, the team’s discovery offers a new way to fast-track screening methods used in stem cell research. 

Published: Jan 29, 2016 1:40:45 PM

Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre

Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre

The Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre is a network and partnership between Cancer Research UK, UCL and UCL's associated Hospital Trusts. The Centre's mission is to facilitate collaboration to advance world-class translational cancer research.

Study with us

Study with us

Our education programmes reflect the depth and breadth of research expertise within the UCL Cancer Institute. Join our community of research scientists and academic clinicians through our postgraduate taught MSc Cancer or PhD studies.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

The Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trials Centre is one of the largest cancer trials centres in the UK. The CTC conducts multi-centre national and international phase III trials, feasibility studies and early phase I and II studies.

Our Research

Our Research

UCL is a world leader in interdisciplinary research. The UCL Cancer Institute us uniquely placed to leverage this multidisciplinary approach to advance discoveries in basic, translational and clinical cancer research.


Joint Stem Cell Workshop

UCL, Barts Cancer Institute and The Francis Crick Institute will be hosting this free one-day Stem Cell Workshop 14th March 2016 - showcasing the work of young investigators from across London.

Starts: Mar 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

MSc Cancer Open Day

Join us for our Open Day event for prospective students and offer-holders on Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 2.00-4.00pm. Talk with staff and students, visit facilities and learn more about studying the MSc Cancer programme. Book your place today. 

Starts: Mar 23, 2016 2:00:00 PM

HCC UK First Annual Conference

The HCC UK conference will bring together experts in the field of Hepatocellular cancer to discuss clinical management best practice, current areas of controversy and the latest research in this field. Find out more and register for your place. 

Starts: Mar 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Support our work

The progress we make in understanding and developing treatments for cancer is made possible by the generous support of individuals, companies and charitable trusts and foundations. Our donors support us every step of the way in the ongoing fight against cancer. 

Find out more about how you can help us to continue research that will lead to breakthroughs in cancer therapies and benefit the lives of cancer patients.


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