Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre is a dynamic collaboration of academic researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries based in the Cambridge area. It combines world-class science and technology with excellent patient care to pioneer new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. By working together across different disciplines, it is breaking down the barriers between the laboratory and the clinic, enabling patients to benefit from the latest innovations in cancer science.

More than 700 laboratory researchers and physicians are united through a 12 programme structure that brings together investigators working on: Aerodigestive, Breast, Haematological, Brain, Ovarian, Paediatric, Pancreatic and Urological cancers. An additional four programmes focus on: ‘Advanced Cancer Imaging’ to promote Cancer Research UK's world-leading expertise in laboratory and clinical imaging research; ‘Cell and Molecular Biology’, to engage its colleagues working in all aspects of biology relevant to cancer; ‘Early Detection’ to support this special area of research emphasis in the CRUK Major Centre; and ‘Onco-Innovation’ to provide a collaboration point for its colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. AstraZeneca, Medimmune) as well as members from University departments in the physical sciences.  

In 2018, the CRUK Cambridge Centre launched an innovative new MRes + PhD programme specifically designed to produce future generations of cancer leaders, trained in early detection and integrative cancer medicine.

The Centre has partnered with the Cambridge Trust to offer one scholarship each year.

Note for students

You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.