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. Find out more about research studentships currently available at the Institute and the new Samuel Fund Scholarship for our MSc Cancer programme 2016/17. 


HRH Princess Alexandra hosts special event to support UCL Cancer Institute

Supporters and friends of UCL’s Cancer Institute Research Trust (CIRT) joined HRH Princess Alexandra, trustees and Institute scientists at St James's Palace to celebrate the launch of the Trust’s Hope Appeal, a fundraising drive to provide sustainable support for world-leading precision medicine research at UCL Cancer Institute.  

Published: Oct 27, 2015 1:32:12 PM

Developing safer, more effective treatments for children with leukaemia.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the single most common form of childhood cancer. Even though ALL can be successfully treated with chemotherapy, there remains a significant proportion of children and young adults who stop responding to treatment. Dr Marc Mansour and his team have identified a missing gene that could hold the key to targeting resistance and developing new, lifesaving treatments for this high-risk group.

Published: Oct 25, 2015 6:11:24 PM

Accelerating Immunotherapy with £5m award

Cancer Research UK has awarded one of the first 2015 Centres Network Accelerator Awards to the CRUK-UCL Centre. The award will fund a network of scientists to track immune responses in cancer patients receiving immunotherapy, and to develop more effective treatments with fewer side-effects.

Published: Oct 16, 2015 4:24:45 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.


Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

Professor Giuseppe Battaglia, UCL Department of Chemistry presents, Somanautics: molecular engineering solutions to target cancer. Thursday 26th November, 12pm

Starts: Nov 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM

UCL Graduate Fair

Wednesday 2 December 2-5pm. Visit us to find out more about graduate study at one of the world's leading universities. 

Starts: Dec 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

UCL Cancer Institute Guest Lecture

Distinguished guest, Professor Scott Lowe, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, presents: 'Tumour Suppressor and Tumour Maintenance Genes'. Thursday 3rd December, 5pm

Starts: Dec 3, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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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