Welcome to 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 kinder, more effective therapies for cancer patients. If you are thinking about studying with us, applications to our flagship MSc Cancer postgraduate programme is open to application for September 2018 start. 

News and features

UCL cancer trials to get £9m funding boost

Cancer Research UK is planning to invest nearly £9m over the next five years into research at the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre. The announcement is part of a £45 million investment into Cancer Research UK’s network of clinical trials units across the UK, one of the charity’s largest investments in clinical research to date.

Published: Feb 15, 2018 4:51:53 PM

UCL awarded £1m for major research project on rare cancer

A UK wide research network for osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer primarily affecting teenagers and young adults, is to be set up by UCL, led by Professor Adrienne Flanagan, thanks to a generous gift of £1m from The Tom Prince Cancer Trust. 

Published: Feb 14, 2018 10:17:09 AM

One cigarette a day increases cardiovascular risk

Smoking just one cigarette a day carries a much higher risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke than expected – about half the risk of smoking 20 per day – concludes a new study published in the BMJ today. The findings could have consequences for many smokers and health professionals who believe that smoking only a few cigarettes per day bears little or no harm. 

Published: Jan 25, 2018 1:03:28 PM

Immunotherapy discovery a step towards treating T cell cancers

Researchers have discovered a new way of potentially treating mature T cell cancers using immunotherapy. The study, published in Nature Medicine, demonstrates how chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells can be used to selectively target cancerous T cells.

Published: Dec 22, 2017 12:12:43 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 is uniquely placed to leverage this multidisciplinary approach to advance discoveries in basic, translational and clinical cancer research.


PGP UK Launch Event

Come along to the launch of Personal Genome UK project and explore genetics and the personal genome. 

Starts: Apr 12, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Brain Tumour Conference 2018

Cancer Research UK’s inaugural Brain Tumour Conference will bring together cancer research experts to discuss and debate some of the most important issues and discoveries in the field. 

Starts: May 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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GCLP lab

Help us to continue the research that will lead to the breakthroughs in therapies for cancer patients. Support us >

Action for equality and diversity 

Athena SWAN Silver Award

UCL Cancer Institute is proud to hold an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality and diversity.

Learn more about Athena SWAN initiatives >

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